michigan economy


New State Budget Get Mixed Reviews Along Party Lines

There will be no shutdown of state government this year as state lawmakers have put the finishing touches on this year’s budget, about three months ahead of the deadline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/05/2012

Economy Up

Report: Michigan Economy Stable, Stronger

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michigan registered the largest jobless rate decrease from April 2011 to April 2012, decreasing 2.2 percent from 10.5 percent to 8.3 percent.

CBS Detroit–06/04/2012


Slight Decrease In State Jobless Rate

The Detroit and Monroe regions showed the largest monthly increases in unemployment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2012


Michigan Economy Jumps in January: Comerica Index

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index rose seven points in January, up to a level of 98.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012


Michigan Economy Unchanged in November, Reports Comerica Index

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index was flat in November, unchanged at a level of 88.


Event Notices From January 16

The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2012


New Year Paints New Michigan Economic Picture

Spending was cut and taxes on individuals raised by a similar amount to keep the budget in balance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2012


UM: Michigan Economy Will Continue To Add Jobs Slowly

The Michigan economy appears poised to continue its recovery, although full economic health is still well in the distance, say University of Michigan economists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2011


Michigan Economy Up Slightly In August

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index ticked up one point in August, to a level of 87.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011

Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

Lawrence Tech Hosts Oct. 24 Lecture On Michigan’s Economic Future

Charles Ballard, a professor of economics at Michigan State University, will discuss “Michigan’s Economic Future: Cultivating a More Skilled Workforce” for the Harold Hotelling Memorial Lecture on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2011