Labor Department

Unemployment Rates Fall In Half Of US StatesUnemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, a sign that September's pickup in hiring was felt around the country; Michigan had the third-highest rate.
103K Hired, Unemployment Stays At 9.1%After a sluggish summer, employers went on a hiring spree last month.
Study: Gov't Green Jobs Initiative Short Of GoalsThe goal was to place 80,000 workers in the field of energy efficiency or renewable energy by 2013.
Union Membership Drops To Lowest Levels In 20 YearsFigures released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Michigan had 627000 union workers in 2010. Which is 11.7 percent fewer than the state had a year earlier.
Jobless Claims Fall To 452K, But Remain Elevated
Unemployment Claims Drop, While Job Openings Rise
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