General Motors is laying off several hundred salaried workers today. It's part of a plan to make its profitable again. GM plans to cut seven percent of its white-collar work force of 36-thousand this year, so more cuts are expected. Job losses like this have an impact on the state’s economy. But Michigan is more than the auto industry. Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry spoke with Mitchell Stapley. He’s an economic analyst with Fifth Third Investment advisors in Grand Rapids about the problems facing our economy.