A Detroit News article from October 18 titled "Demand grows for skilled trades jobs" concludes:

At a time when Michigan's unemployment rate has increased for four straight months and is more than two percentage points above the national jobless rate, there is growing demand for construction and skilled trade workers in Metro Detroit and throughout the state.

To read the entire article: http://detnews.com/article/20111018/BIZ/110180378/Demand-grows-for-skilled-trades-jobs