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Michigan Unemployment Rate Lowest In 8 Years

Michigan added 11,000 new jobs in November.


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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


2 Community Colleges In Michigan Get $5 million

Linking job training to industry demand is key to the administration’s strategy to improve wages and reduce unemployment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2014

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


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

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

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


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


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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