http://www.urbanophile.com/2011/09/14/2010-gdp-data-shows-nascent-recovery-in-many-american-metros/ Metro Detroit & Ann Arbor both in 4th (2nd-best performing) quintile, Lansing metro in top quintile for 2020 GDP growth — ahead of Chicago, any of the big metros in Ohio, Milwaukee, Madison, & on par with the Twin Cities & Indianapolis.
Things are picking up, according to the Bureau of the Labour Statistics. Of all U.S. metro areas,
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., experienced the largest unemployment rate decrease from March 2010 (-3.3 percentage points)…
In March 2011, Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Mich., registered the highest jobless rate among the divisions, 12.7 percent… (But t)he two divisions that make up the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., metropolitan area posted the largest rate declines from a year earlier: Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills and Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (-3.4 and -3.3 percentage points, respectively).