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Michigan Joblessness Ties US Rate For 1st Time In 15 Years

Michigan’s unemployment rate has fallen again, pulling even with the national rate for the first time in 15 years, the state announced Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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Michigan Unadjusted Joblessness Little Changed, 5.7 Percent

The department says March’s regional unemployment rates ranged from a low of 3.5 percent in the Ann Arbor area to a high of 10 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2015

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Lawsuit: Michigan Wrongly Charging Unemployment Aid Applicants

The suit says Michigan’s “robo-adjudication system” violates applicants’ constitutional rights.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2015

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Michigan Unemployment Falls 0.4 Percent To 13-Year Low

“We should be proud that our hard work in reinventing Michigan is showing results,” Gov. Snyder said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2015

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Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Is Back On The Rise

Despite the increase, unemployment does remain down from a year ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2015

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Michigan Jobless Rate Down 0.4 Points To 6.3 Percent

“The continuing drop in Michigan’s unemployment rate is both an affirmation and a call to action,” Gov. Rick Snyder said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2015

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Snyder Plans Shakeup To Help Poor, Urges Tax Hike For Roads

Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans Tuesday to “dramatically” restructure state government to help the poor enter society’s mainstream …

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/20/2015

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Michigan Regional Unemployment Rates For November

The numbers are out for Michigan’s major labor market areas … seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for October and November.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/30/2014

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Michigan Unemployment Rate Lowest In 8 Years

Michigan added 11,000 new jobs in November.

12/17/2014

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Fired For Using Medical Marijuana? You Can Still Get Jobless Benefits, Court Rules

The Michigan appeals court says workers can qualify for unemployment pay if they’re fired for using medical marijuana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2014

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