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Danny
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Post Number: 7004
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Recent sources and factual population estimate data from SEMCOG for January of 2008 show that Macomb County residents have surpassed Detroit's population:

Macomb County 843,389 a gain of 55,240 (7.0%)

Detroit 835,884 a loss of -115,386 (-12.1%)

These number might have a 3% marjin of error. Even the U.S. Census had made a mistake when it comes to estimating population data. Detroit REAL residential population is over 900,000. SEMCOG used their own data based upon permanent residents who owned homes in Detroit and lived there.

Meanwhile in Dearborn, the population estimates based upon permanent residents is 100,669 a gain of 2,894 (3.0%) This is due to rapid 17 year growth on the ethnic Arab Muslim population. The city surpassed Livonia which it has a population of 95,932 a loss of -4,613 (-4.6).

With our economy is in a recession. How the people in Michigan are going to survive? Will fewer new alternative jobs bring people back to our Great Lakes State or keep people here to gain more residential population? Or are some folks leaving Michigan for good for better jobs and life? For for as I know this one state recession must end somehow.

Any comments?
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Thejesus
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Post Number: 3260
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"With our economy is in a recession. How the people in Michigan are going to survive?"

There are still plenty of good jobs in SE Michigan...millions of them

There just aren't good-paying jobs for people who lack any kind of marketable skill anymore...

Many of those people will have to leave the state to find employment, as many have been...
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 4903
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 10:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The days of needing just a good alarm clock and a strong back were over in metro Detroit for well over a decade.

If one is out of a job and possesses no marketable skills/education and isn't on or cannot get on welfare, he's screwed and will have to either freeload off somebody other than the government or leave.

(Message edited by Livernoisyard on January 22, 2008)
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Danny
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Post Number: 7009
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A long time ago our Great Lakes State was number one of mass production of the automobile. Now this state is number one in unemployments and moving vans. When the jobs in Michigan goes families will leave. Families will miss families, Friends will miss friends. Some of my relatives left because there are no jobs for them within their field and so are my friends. Populations in some Michigan cities are dropping like flies not just in Detroit but in the suburbs as well. Folks in Michigan are blaming Granholm, Kilpatrick, L.B. Patterson are their lack of bring jobs into our Great Lakes State. Violent crime is final solution to get some money and feed their families.

WE NEED JOBS NOW! or more of our families and friends are going to be missed.
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Johnlodge
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Post Number: 4725
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LY is right, workers are a commodity, and you have to make sure you are desirable in this new economy. You need some real skills, skills that take some time to learn. Skills that put you in a different pool than the rest of the population.

Do a Monster search for the Detroit area. What do you see?

Financial positions (analysts, accountants, advisors)
Medical/Health Care positions
Engineering positions with specific foci.
Programmers

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