Many in state government tout the fact that more jobs have been created in the past 10 years, but these are not necessarily high wage jobs with benefits; sometimes not even enough of a paycheck to raise a family of four above the poverty line.
On today’s Stateside, what does it mean if the economy is creating a majority of low-wage, unskilled jobs?
Later in the show, we listened to the winners from Michigan Radio's Great Michigan Read "One Minute" story-writing contest. The theme for the contest was "Hidden branches of your family tree: Unexpected stories that changed the way you think of yourself or your family."
But first we get an update on the happenings at the Mackinac Policy Conference.