Michigan economy


Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has dropped to 5.3 percent -- the lowest it’s been in 14 years, and it matches the national average. 

"Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index improved in May at its best rate in more than a decade." (MiBiz)

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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate is unchanged at 5.5 percent. That’s well below the 7.1 percent rate from this time a year ago. 

LANSING, MI -- Personal income in Michigan rose 4 percent in 2014, but Michiganders still lag behind those in other states on income per capita. That's according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, which released its report on personal income by state this week. (MLive)

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Earlier this month, State Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville) introduced legislation to fast-track the elimination of the Venture Michigan Fund. It’s designed to invest in venture capital firms around Michigan, that in turn, help them invest in growing businesses and hopefully create jobs. The fund has already had a large impact on the state, but there are worries about how it could affect the state’s budget in the future.