MI Population Hurting the Economy

Michigan has lost nearly $2 billion in economic activity since 2006 because of the state’s population going down.

That’s according to a new Michigan State University study out today.

The study says in the last 3 years, 63 of Michigan’s 83 counties have seen their populations decline.

Michigan is one of 2 U.S. states that have lost population since 2006.

Rhode Island is the other.

The report said Michigan has lost about 80,000 people in that time.

And it estimated the state has lost more than 15,000 jobs as a direct result of the population decline.

Michigan is expected to lose a million jobs this decade, with about a third of those being lost this year alone.