Monday, May 14, 2007

The Fa(c)ulty Resolution: Part 2


The Florida job structure rates 44th in the nation. Florida’s income per resident is well below the national average. Florida’s substandard educational system produces substandard jobs and wages.


This is perhaps the most incredible claim of all. Michigan’s GDP is in the lowest quintile in the nation. Florida’s is the highest. Florida’s GDP of $673,274 (in millions) with less than a third more people is nearly twice Michigan’s $376,000 (in millions). Florida’s average growth rate from 1997-2005 ranked it third in the nation, Michigan was 48th. (U.S. Dept. of Commerce). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Florida is at full employment at 3.1%. Michigan’s unemployment is nearly twice as high at 6.9%.