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The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday unanimously voted to cut what are believed to be the nation's highest financial penalties for collecting excessive unemployment benefits, finalizing bills that were proposed after more than 40,000 people were wrongly accused of fraud in a two-year period.

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers has come up with plans to overhaul the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they hope to stop a string of problems that led to thousands of people being wrongly accused of fraud.


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Michigan's unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in July but the number of people in the workforce declined for a third straight month.

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Michigan's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent during June while the number of people in the workforce continued to decline.

Computer error at MI unemployment agency probed

Feb 14, 2017
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A group of experts will try to figure out how a state computer glitch wrongly accused thousands of people of fraud.

Optimism in the face of lost jobless benefits

Dec 20, 2013
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The holidays can be a stressful time in and of themselves, but some  Michigan residents are bracing for more difficulty.  About 45,000 people in the state who are currently receiving unemployment insurance through a federal extension program will lose that benefit by the end of the month.

People who fail or refuse to take a drug test as part of a job search could see their unemployment benefits revoked.

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.

Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped slightly to eight-point-five percent.

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.

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.

Jobless Rates Fall Across Michigan, Rise Up North

Jan 3, 2013
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Unemployment figures have dropped for the majority of Michigan's regional labor markets, but have risen up north. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Michigan is reporting a second straight big drop in unemployment, with the rate down 2.1 percentage points in two months.

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