Our work is data-driven. We are committed to presenting the most accurate economic data to help you cut through the noise and think critically about Michigan’s economy and how well it is working for Michigan families. The headline here is that the struggles of Michigan families are growing.
We prepared a slide deck that shows key facts about how Michigan families are doing. We also wrote up a slide-by-slide explanation in the form of two blog posts.
If you feel like you hear headlines about our strong economy that doesn’t quite match the experience of your friends, family, or community members who feel like they can’t get ahead, the data in this spreadsheet might explain why.
Please read our two-part blog on this topic (links below), then download the presentations, share and help your fellow Michiganders understand that, no matter the state of the GDP, the economy isn’t working if 43 percent of families are struggling to get by.