Unemployment rates in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets were up slightly in November, compared to a year ago. Although total employment was up in both areas. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers could be making changes to Governor Rick Snyder’s mission to scale back the use of tax incentives to attract jobs and investment. Two packages of bills offering incentives to businesses passed in the Senate Tuesday. 


As the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, Upjohn Institute Economist Brad Hershbein says many workers have discovered they need more skills for the jobs they held before. 


(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has edged upward -- not because more people have lost jobs, but because more people are looking for work. 

The latest report on West Michigan’s economy finds continued growth, but also a continued slow down.