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Waves of pain across Michigan’s ‘Disability Belt’

Across northern Michigan, a greater percentage of working-age adults are getting long-term disability than anywhere outside the rural South. In a region beset with economic and health woes, tens of thousands of workers have qualified for checks at a rate unrivaled north of Kentucky. SEE FULL STORY.

Source: U.S. Census, Social Security Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mike Wilkinson

Mike Wilkinson is Bridge’s computer-assisted reporting specialist. He can be reached here.

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Gary
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:17pm

I own a 2nd place in Iosco County. Getting someone to do work there - even when paying cash - is next to impossible. Ugh!

oakland
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:22am

Same is true in Presque Isle. If you can convince anyone to get off their @ss, they want 10x what you would pay for the same thing in SE Michigan.