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.
The state says 62 former workers at a Vlasic pickle factory have pleaded guilty and will make $960,000 in restitution for fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits.
It’s that time of year again. With graduation approaching thousands of Michigan teens will be seeking a summer job.
Michigan’s unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent last month, as the number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.
Michigan residents will no longer be able to receive some federally-funded benefits because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen below nine percent.