Economy

6:13 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Down Slightly Again

State's jobless rate is at lowest point since 2008
LANSING, MI - Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in October, according to data released by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. October's 7.1 number is a .1 percent decline from September and the third monthly decline in a row.
Economy
11:54 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Report Finds Moderate Industrial Growth Continues in West Michigan

Credit WMUK

The latest report on the manufacturing economy in West Michigan finds growth continues to be moderate. 

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7:28 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Despite "Right to Work" Law, Unions Still Signing up Members

Union membership in Michigan peaked in 1989
LANSING, MI -Sparrow Home Health nurses voted this week to unionize, marking the first group the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) has registered since Gov. Rick Snyder signed Right to Work legislation in 2012.
6:04 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate At Lowest Level Since 2008

Jobless rate is 1.8% lower than it was in September, 2013
LANSING, MI - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September was the lowest it's been since March of 2008, according to the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). In September the rate was 7.2 percent, the lowest since the state recorded 7.1 percent in March of 2008.
6:19 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Economic Initiative Launched in Battle Creek

Organizers say they want to address employment, education and quality of life
La June Montgomery Tabron expects the community to start working together on a large-scale initiative to solve Battle Creek's economic woes. The president and CEO of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation said she knows the community is "sick and tired of having meetings just to have meetings."

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