State debt per capita
: $2,963 (21st lowest) Pct. without health insurance
: 12.4 percent(18th lowest) Pct. below poverty line
: 15.7 percent (15th highest) Unemployment
: 11.1 percent (3rd highest)
Michigan has arguably suffered more than any state in post-industrial America. The state is one of just four with a credit rating of AA-, although its debt per capita is actually below average. The state ranks among the worst in the country for violent crime, unemployment, foreclosures and home price decline.
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