By Bria Brown

(CBS DETROIT) – New unemployment claims in Michigan fell to over 30,000 last week according to the Labor Department.

This is compared to 31,000 jobless claims two weeks ago.

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The figures are nearly double what they were in March.

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Michigan’s labor department says the increase of applicants is due to those who want to renew their federal or state benefits for the 2021 year.

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