Unemployment

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

Jobless Benefits OK For Medical Marijuana Users

A Michigan judge has ruled that medical marijuana users who follow the state’s medical marijuana law may collect unemployment benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2013

Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

The number of Michigan children living in poverty soared to more than a half-million by 2011 as many families in the state continue to face low wages, unemployment and cuts in social programs, according to a new report released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes" (image courtesy of CBS News)

Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special Report

Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?

01/28/2013

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Joblessness Down Around Mich., Up In Detroit Area

The employment picture has improved across most of Michigan while worsening in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

Michigan Jobless Rate Drops 0.2 Points To 9.1%

Authorities say Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points in the latest month to 9.1 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012

Andrew Shirvell (video screenshot)

State Wants New Look At Jobless Aid For Lawyer

State officials are asking a judge to reconsider a decision granting unemployment benefits to a former assistant attorney general who was fired after hounding a gay student leader at the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

DTE headquarters. (WWJ file photo)

DTE Helps Create Natural Gas Boot Camp For Veterans

The plight of American service men and women coming home from tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq to bleak job prospects has taken a turn for the better through a training program DTE Energy helped create.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2012

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