Unemployment

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

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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62 Pickle Makers Pay $960K For Jobless Aid Fraud

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

Outlook Brighter For Teens Seeking Jobs This Summer

It’s that time of year again. With graduation approaching thousands of Michigan teens will be seeking a summer job.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2013

Michigan Jobless Rate Falls A Fraction

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/17/2013

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Federally-Funded Unemployment Benefits Reduced

Michigan residents will no longer be able to receive some federally-funded benefits because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen below nine percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2013

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