It was announced today that the May unemployment rate in Michigan has jumped to 8.5%, from April's 6.9%. As the big three continue to face big problems from the jump in gas prices, and of course the gigantic tax increase last year starts to take its toll, employers are cutting back.
By contrast, France, which historically has always had extremely high unemployment due to bloated government, high taxes, and constantly-striking unions, has an unemployment rate of 7.5%. That's right. We've beat France.