I have little today. Pittsburgh unemployment rate up again
showing there is no escaping the recession completely. Detroit's numbers just came out... hitting 13.6% for the region there and a really frightful 22.8% for the City of Detroit. If you really want to squint there are a couple less-bad (since it's hard to call any of this 'good') things I see looking at the Michigan stats
. Detroit's increase of 0.6% points is less than the larger increases of immediately preceding months. There are even some small declines in the unemployment rates in regions like Flint. Yeah, it's weak and probably an aberration, but when the recession begins to end it will show itself in less than obvious factoids like those.
Random thought #1: I rarely feel jealousy over things like this, but I have to admit this would have been cool
Random thought #2: I am a little curious what other personnel changes may be in the works down at the ACCD as a result of the change at the top.
Random thought #3: 7 weeks until the primary.