Population grows in Michigan for first time in 7 years (Detroit News)

December 20, 2012 – Michigan gained population in 2012 for the first time in seven years, another indication that the state has rebounded from its deep descent during the Great Recession, according to population estimates released Thursday morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. The population gain was 0.1 percent, just 6,559 to 9,883,360, but it was the first gain since 2004. Unemployment rates in the state forced hundreds of thousands to seek work across the country. Despite the gain, Georgia passed Michigan in population, dropping Michigan to ninth. North Carolina could pass Michigan in the next couple of years as well. Michigan has been No. 8 since Florida passed it in 1979.
Link to Full Article: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121220/METRO/212200434/1409/

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