Economy

Jobless rates
7:33 am
Fri July 26, 2013

June unemployment rate in Kalamazoo area down slightly from a year ago

Credit WMUK

Jobless rate in Calhoun County unchanged from June of last year. 

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9:03 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Michigan's unemployment rate up despite more jobs in June

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.
9:27 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Auto parts supplier celebrates grand opening in Battle Creek

Janesville Acoustics chose Battle Creek over competing sites in Indiana and Ohio
'All the reasons that we came for are coming true' Public officials and company leaders agreed: Battle Creek's willingness to press forward with economic activity has put both the city and the state in a good position for sustained and continued growth
8:42 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

More buyers maybe creating a sellers market for real estate in Kalamazoo

More buyers than available homes could lead to increase in construction
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Real estate professionals say they could use more homes to sell in the Kalamazoo area. Two years after "For Sale" signs were as common as stop signs in many Kalamazoo-area neighborhoods, home sellers say things have changed.
7:40 am
Fri July 12, 2013

State revenues exceed expectations for second straight month

But revenues are still down slightly from a year ago
Lansing- State revenues exceeded expectations by $99.3 million in June, following a trend also reflected in a federal budget surplus reported for the month by the U.S. Treasury Department. Michigan's Senate Fiscal Agency said June state revenues totaled $1.9 billion and exceeded official forecasts for the second straight month.

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