News from Progress Michigan
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012
Contact: Jessica Kelton, 517-618-1855
LANSING – A Lansing economics instructor has analyzed Gov. Snyder’s claim last week in his State of the State address that Michigan added nearly 80,000 jobs to the private sector over the past year and concludes: “He is at best mistaken and at worst selectively choosing how he showcases statistics to voters.”
Jessica Kelton explains the problems with the Governor’s calculations in her new guest blog post on Progress Michigan’s PM Buzzfeed: https://progressmichigan.org/blog/2012/01/how-many-jobs-was-that-mr-governor.html.
About Jessica Kelton
Jessica Kelton graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics and a minor in business through the Honors College at the University of North Texas in 2006. She completed her M.S. in economics with a focus in econometrics and labor economics in 2009 at the University of North Texas. Kelton is an economics instructor at Lansing Community College, where she teaches political economy, microeconomics, and macroeconomics courses. She also consults for various nonprofit organizations and campaigns in the Lansing area. She can be heard Friday mornings from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 89.7 – LCC Radio.