Economy

WMUK

Unemployment rates in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets were down in July compared to a year ago. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI — People in Kalamazoo County are most concerned about poverty, homelessness and employment. Those were the three most significant social issues facing people who live in the county, according to responses in a recent Kalamazoo Community Foundation survey." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today announced he will nominate Kathryn Dominguez, 54, an economics and public policy professor at the University of Michigan, to join the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System." (Detroit Free Press)

WMUK

Unemployment in both the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets was down over one-percent in May, compared to year ago levels. 

WMUK

Michigan’s unemployment rate edged upward very slightly since last month to 5.5 percent. That’s still one and eight-tenths of a percentage point below where the jobless rate was at this time last year. 

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