Posted at 12:41 PM on October 26, 2009
by Sanden Totten
This economy is rough. But by all accounts Michigan is one of the places getting it the worst. The state's major industry, car manufacturing, is on the ropes. Unemployment is around 15%. Whole swaths of urban areas are vacant as people up and leave homes they can no longer afford. Some parts of Detroit are even being reclaimed by the plants that once grew wild there.
In the midst of all this is Anne Marie Graham-Hudak. She grew up outside the Motor City and she blogs about unemployment in Michigan. We gave her a call to find out how things are in MI. She said it's bad but that there are a lot of dedicated people working to change that.