unemployment

2:40 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Economists predict unemployment will go down significantly by 2015

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University of Michigan economists predicted Michigan will add 65,000 jobs next year.
By 2015 Michigan should reach job levels last seen before the 2008-2009 recession, economists announced Friday. But the state would still be just less than halfway back to job levels from the mid-2000s. University of Michigan economists offered an overall optimistic forecast for the Michigan and U.S.
7:56 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Unemployment rate drops in Kalamazoo, Van Buren Counties in August

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Decrease from July linked to seasonal changes. Jobless rate down slightly from a year ago
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Young people and seasonal workers dropped out of the area's late-summer labor force here and in other parts of Southwest Michigan, resulting in a region-wide drop in unemployment rates in August.
2:46 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Employment up in West Michigan, down in Calhoun County

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280 jobs were cut in Calhoun County in the second quarter of this year due to an “unexpected decline in its leisure and hospitality sector.”
Calhoun County's total employment dropped by 0.5 percent in the second quarter of this year as the area saw losses in the government and the service-providing industry, according to the new business outlook by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
9:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Michigan's unemployment rate up despite more jobs in June

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More people looking for work helped cause slight increase in jobless rate
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.7 percent in June as more people entered the job market. The rate increased from 8.5 percent in May, but is down from the revised June 2012 rate of 9.3 percent, according to data released Wednesday from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.