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Michigan Unemployment

Metro Detroit's Unemployment Rate Has Dropped

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 06.26.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Unemployment is down in all 17 of Michigan's major labor market areas, according to a report released by the state's Department of...

Detroit's Unemployment Rate Jumps

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.29.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Unemployment went up in all of Michigan's major labor markets, including in the Detroit area, but officials say this is nothing un...

Michigan Unemployment Held Steady At End Of 2012

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan ended 2012 with no change in its unemployment rate, a report released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, ...

Michigan Unemployment Rate Drops

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Michigan's unemployment rate is on the decline, according to the latest figures from the state's Department of Technology, Managem...

Joe Van Brussel

Detroit-Area Entrepreneur Breaks Down Michigan's Job Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Small Business

In a region known for its automotive industry, it is only fitting that a local entrepreneur found a solution while analyzing car parts. While inte...

Relentless Positive Action to Reinvent Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Gov. Rick Snyder

There are a lot of great stories of success in Michigan, and each of them has the same theme: Michigan is open for business, and together we're reinventing our state with relentless positive action.

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Workers Now Facing Unemployment Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Jim Gibbons of Green Oak Township, Mich., hopes he has a job next month. He works for the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, which just pink-slip...

What States Can Learn from Michigan's Recovery

Jeff Mason | Posted 06.26.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Mason

When the national economy was hemorrhaging jobs, Michigan faced an especially difficult climate. Through resolve, creative thinking and cooperation between public and private entities, GE's leaders breathed new life into our future.

Stronger Local Economy Could Hurt Mitt's Chances In The Mitten

AP | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- The unemployment rate in Michigan is high, its population is shrinking and scores of manufacturing plants have closed. Still, Presid...

Analyst: Michigan 'Not Out Of The Woods Yet' On Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

Michigan' unemployment rate continues to decline, dropping below 9 percent in February for the first time since 2008. But the situation is more grim i...

Boot Camp For Geeks Comes With Job Training

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

At a time when many in the Detroit area are looking for work, one school is offering an intensive training course in a field with thousands of availab...

New Compensation Rules, Seasonal Layoffs Strain Michigan Unemployment Agency

Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's unemployment insurance agency will be extending office hours this weekend to help tackle its overwhelmingly high call volume. "Agency s...

Arthur Delaney

Maximum Duration Of Unemployment Insurance Dropping

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Nearly 30,000 people enduring long-term joblessness in Michigan are set to lose their unemployment insurance as a federal program that provides the fi...

Snyder Cuts Unemployment Benefits, Worker's Comp

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Detroit

By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN | AP LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan employers are likely to save money on unemployment insurance and worker's compensation ...

More Bad News For Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

Several bills passed Wednesday in the Michigan legislature will further reduce benefits for Michigan's unemployed, if signed as expected by Gov. Rick ...

Detroit Metro Area Unemployment Still High As State Jobless Rate Falls

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.14.2011 | Detroit

According to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), the state's seasonally-adjusted unemploymen...

Arthur Delaney

Michigan Lawmakers Pass Controversial Compromise On Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State lawmakers in Michigan passed last-minute legislation to preserve 20 weeks of federal unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless on Wednesd...

Former Minnesota Businesswoman Of The Year Now Collecting Food Stamps

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. In 2006,...

Why States Like Michigan Are Failing

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

How does our state rebuild when a quarter or a third of our citizens don't receive the help they need from the state so they can get a job, see a doctor, stay in school, keep their homes or eat dinner tonight?