unemployment http://wkar.org en Optimism in the face of lost jobless benefits http://wkar.org/post/optimism-face-lost-jobless-benefits <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The holidays can be a stressful time in and of themselves, but some&nbsp; Michigan residents are bracing for more difficulty.&nbsp; About 45,000 people in the state who are currently receiving unemployment insurance through a <a href="http://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/supp_act.asp">federal extension program</a> will lose that benefit by the end of the month. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:26:37 +0000 Current State 46977 at http://wkar.org Optimism in the face of lost jobless benefits Unemployment Drug Testing Bill Clears State Senate http://wkar.org/post/unemployment-drug-testing-bill-clears-state-senate <p>People who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search could see their unemployment benefits revoked.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:41:08 +0000 Jake Neher 43932 at http://wkar.org Unemployment Drug Testing Bill Clears State Senate Senate Panel Approves Cutting Off Unemployment For Failed Drug Test http://wkar.org/post/senate-panel-approves-cutting-unemployment-failed-drug-test <p>Michiganders who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search would lose their unemployment benefits under a bill in Lansing.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:43:50 +0000 Jake Neher 43883 at http://wkar.org Senate Panel Approves Cutting Off Unemployment For Failed Drug Test Michigan Jobless Rate Drops To 8.5% http://wkar.org/post/michigan-jobless-rate-drops-85 <p>Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to eight-point-five percent.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:25:40 +0000 Rick Pluta 34450 at http://wkar.org Michigan Jobless Rate Drops To 8.5% Michigan Jobless Rate Falls 0.3 points to 8.5% http://wkar.org/post/michigan-jobless-rate-falls-03-points-85 <p>The state says Michigan's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in the latest month, as number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:58:30 +0000 The Associated Press 34439 at http://wkar.org Michigan Jobless Rate Falls 0.3 points to 8.5% Michigan Agency Reverses Unemployment Fraud Decision http://wkar.org/post/michigan-agency-reverses-unemployment-fraud-decision <p>Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency is taking back its decision to only attend administrative insurance fraud hearings when large sums of money are at risk.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:52:49 +0000 The Associated Press 34437 at http://wkar.org Michigan Agency Reverses Unemployment Fraud Decision Jobless Rates Fall Across Michigan, Rise Up North http://wkar.org/post/jobless-rates-fall-across-michigan-rise-north <p>Unemployment figures have dropped for the majority of Michigan's regional labor markets, but have risen up north.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:15:59 +0000 The Associated Press 29127 at http://wkar.org Jobless Rates Fall Across Michigan, Rise Up North MI Jobless Rate Dips In October http://wkar.org/post/mi-jobless-rate-dips-october <p>Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate dipped slightly in October, and is down almost a full point from where it was at this time last year. It’s still higher than the national average.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:47:10 +0000 Rick Pluta 26939 at http://wkar.org MI Jobless Rate Dips In October Snyder: Don’t Rely On Monthly Jobs Report To Make Voting Choices http://wkar.org/post/snyder-don-t-rely-monthly-jobs-report-make-voting-choices <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he doesn’t think voters should base their election decisions on month-to-month changes in jobs numbers. The nation’s new unemployment rate was released Friday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:26:21 +0000 Rick Pluta 26353 at http://wkar.org Snyder: Don’t Rely On Monthly Jobs Report To Make Voting Choices Mich. Reports 2nd Straight Big Jobless Rate Drop http://wkar.org/post/mich-reports-2nd-straight-big-jobless-rate-drop <p><br>Michigan is reporting a second straight big drop in unemployment, with the rate down 2.1 percentage points in two months. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:16:12 +0000 The Associated Press 25961 at http://wkar.org Mich. Reports 2nd Straight Big Jobless Rate Drop State's Jobless Rate Dropped By 1 Point Over Past 12 Months http://wkar.org/post/states-jobless-rate-dropped-1-point-over-past-12-months <p>Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped in September for the first time in six months. The decline was a very slight one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.3%.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:15:55 +0000 Rick Pluta 25553 at http://wkar.org State's Jobless Rate Dropped By 1 Point Over Past 12 Months MI Jobless Rate Inches Higher http://wkar.org/post/mi-jobless-rate-inches-higher <p>Michigan’s unemployment rate rose in August.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:26:54 +0000 Steve Carmody 24177 at http://wkar.org MI Jobless Rate Inches Higher Unadjusted Unemployment Rates Up in 17 MI Labor Areas http://wkar.org/post/unadjusted-unemployment-rates-17-mi-labor-areas <p>Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up last month in each of Michigan's 17 major labor market areas.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:27:40 +0000 The Associated Press 22777 at http://wkar.org Unadjusted Unemployment Rates Up in 17 MI Labor Areas April Jobless Rate Drops to 8.3% Amid Reports of Slow Improvement http://wkar.org/post/april-jobless-rate-drops-83-amid-reports-slow-improvement <p>Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3% in April – a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 23:06:22 +0000 Rick Pluta 17462 at http://wkar.org April Jobless Rate Drops to 8.3% Amid Reports of Slow Improvement Snyder to sign laws lowering worker benefit costs http://wkar.org/post/snyder-sign-laws-lowering-worker-benefit-costs <p>LANSING, MI (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder is getting ready to sign bills aimed at saving Michigan employers money on unemployment insurance and worker's compensation benefits.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:01:24 +0000 3059 at http://wkar.org Snyder to sign laws lowering worker benefit costs