The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the December job figure Wednesday.
Unemployment figures have dropped in most of Michigan’s regional labor markets, but have risen up north.
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.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.
Among those stopping by the Michigan Works office Tuesday was Jacob Williams, who calls himself a “returning citizen.”
Recipients would also be cut off if they refuse to take a drug test.
The Strategic Fund told the Legislature the companies created 75 percent of the jobs promised.
Michigan’s jobless rate remains higher than the nation’s July rate …
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.
The rate was 8.8 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April 2012.