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Michigan Joblessness Drops 0.4 Points To 8.4 Percent

The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the December job figure Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2014

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Jobless Rates Fall Across Much Of Michigan In November

Unemployment figures have dropped in most of Michigan’s regional labor markets, but have risen up north.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2014

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“Hire Detroit” Campaign To Tackle City’s Unemployment

2014 may be a good year for thousands of Detroiters looking for work… as the city rolls out a plan to help 25,000 residents find work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2013

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Snyder Signs Law To End Jobless Aid To Drug Users

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

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Unemployment Rate Drops, Felons Still Looking

Among those stopping by the Michigan Works office Tuesday was Jacob Williams, who calls himself a “returning citizen.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2013

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House OKs Nixing Jobless Benefits For Drug Users

Recipients would also be cut off if they refuse to take a drug test.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2013

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Audit: Mich. Fund Reported False Job-Creation Data

The Strategic Fund told the Legislature the companies created 75 percent of the jobs promised.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2013

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Michigan Jobless Rate Up 0.1 Points To 8.8%

Michigan’s jobless rate remains higher than the nation’s July rate …

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2013

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Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Steady At 8.4%

The state says Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 8.4 percent in the latest month as the size of the workforce and the number of people employed both grew.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

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Michigan Jobless Rate Falls 0.6 Points In April

The rate was 8.8 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April 2012.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2013

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