michigan economy

MI Jobless Rate Inches Higher

Sep 19, 2012
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Michigan’s unemployment rate rose in August.

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Gov. Rick Snyder says he hopes to return from a week-long China trip with both new and renewed business and trade relationships.

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Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up last month in each of Michigan's 17 major labor market areas.

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The three national ratings agencies have awarded their highest scores to bonds Michigan is selling to pay off federal loans used to cover unemployment benefits during the recession when the state's unemployment fund ran dry.

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Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3% in April – a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point.

Michigan manufacturers could strengthen their operations with help from a new Michigan State University initiative. 

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 ReWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lakes State explore new ways to make a living and build a future. 

 Today, our reWorking Michigan Monday report looks at the challenges facing immigrants with backgrounds in professional fields.  Thousands of health care providers, engineers and financial specialists who’ve earned their credentials in their home countries often start at or near the bottom as they work to become re-certified in the United States.  Experts say that can be an impediment for employers searching for prospective hires.

FLINT, MI (WKAR) - reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as the people of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future.

For our Monday reWorking Michigan report this week, WKAR's Scott Pohl visited a laboratory where inventors can get help making a prototype of the product they want to take to market.

The Fab Lab is at Mott Community College in Flint.

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reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as citizens of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future for their families.

2012 is a presidential election year, and campaigns are gearing up across the state. For people who are looking to change careers, or those who've lost their jobs and are hoping to resume getting a steady paycheck, politics could be an option this year. To find out what political employers are looking for, WKAR's Scott Pohl spoke with a couple of consultants about hiring trends in politics.

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reWorking Michigan examines our evolving economy, as citizens of the Great Lake State explore new ways to make a living and build a future for their families.

This week from reWorking Michigan, our Monday report looks at the project to repurpose the Marshall Street Armory in Lansing into office space for local non-profits. It's nearing completion.

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