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  • Beyond California: States in fiscal peril. November 2009. The Pew Center on the States. Michigan is "...trying to deal with today's problems on a 1960s-sized budget." One U of M analyst expects 2009 data to show that Michigan is one of the ten poorest states.
  • Michigan's Department of the Treasury source report of Brad Flory's column on the fiscal score for the county and the City of Jackson. Scroll to the bottom for scores.
  • Michigan Economic Indicators. Summer 2010. Summer 2009. "Michigan ranked last among all states in terms of per capita income growth between 2003 and 2008."

  • Poverty Report. 2009. Community Action Agency of Jackson Hillsdale & Lenawee Counties.
  • 2nd annual progress report. 2009. Michigan Future.  From when the recession began in December 2007 through January 2009, low education attainment industries (primarily manufacturing, construction, retail and hospitality) have suffered job losses of 3,735,000, while the high education attainment industries have added 163,000 jobs. (High education attainment industries didn’t peak until August 2008 and have since lost 247,000 jobs.)