t shows that job searches were taking the longest in Michigan and South Carolina (19.4 weeks), followed by Florida (18.1 weeks), and Rhode Island (17.0 weeks). States where job searches were shortest include Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming, where the median length of unemployment was slightly less than eight weeks in 2009.
Click on the link above to see the results of a study that shows it takes longer to find a job in Michigan and South Carolina than in the rest of the state.
This is more ammunition while talking to candidates for the Michigan Legislature and for Michigan governor.
UPDATE: Check this comment about the report from Michigan Capital Confidential by the Mackinac Center.