Jobs in the film industry in Michigan fell nearly 10 percent, despite the state giving away millions of dollars of tax money in subsidies to movie makers, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Fiscal Policy Analyst James Hohman said the subsidy program is expected to cost taxpayers $155 million in fiscal 2010.

The Michigan Job Search blog on mlive.com reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 5,867 people were employed in the "motion picture and sound recording" category when the subsidy program took effect. That number fell to 5,290, a 9.8 percent drop, 17 months later.

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The Detroit News also cited Hohman's analysis.

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