Economy

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."
7:47 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Battle Creek Unlimited President Resigns

Economic development agency's board hopes to have a replacement by January first
Karl Dehn, president and CEO of Battle Creek Unlimited, has resigned. BCU Board Chairwoman Beth Brutsche announced the resignation Sunday afternoon. "Karl felt it was the right time to make the transition," she told the Enquirer, "and it's with reluctance that we accepted the resignation. And we certainly wish him the best in the future."
6:09 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4%

State officials attribute drop to fewer people seeking jobs
LANSING, MI - Michigan's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in July to 7.4 percent in August, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Technology, Management and Budget. That's down more than a point from August 2013, when Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 9.0 percent, and is tied for the lowest monthly rate of 2014.

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