Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Michigan unemployment

  • For example, Saturday will be the last payable week for both Maine and Michigan, which will join 18 other states that no longer pay extended benefits because their unemployment rates have not risen enough.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Michigans unemployment office will extend its customer service hours this weekend to address high demand. Staff from Michigans Unemployment Insurance Agency will be on hand to answer questions in person, over the phone or online from 8 a.m.
  • (MLive.com)
  • The new found success of the Michigan economy will have some collateral damage on February 18, 2012, when the Extended Benefit (EB) program ends.
  • (Examiner)
  • Time is running out in Washington as unemployment benefits are set to expire for nearly 80,000 Michigan workers on March 6. Members of We Are the People held rallies at eight congressional offices across Michigan Friday, Feb.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • He wasnt alone. Residents across northern Michigan shared his frustration as they ran into bureaucratic brick walls while trying to obtain unemployment benefits.
  • (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
  • Nearly 30,000 people enduring long-term joblessness in Michigan are set to lose their unemployment insurance as a federal program that provides the final 20 weeks of benefits expires there.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • With a two-month extension of federal unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month, Democrats are pushing for a longer extension so that millions nationwide — thousands in Michigan — dont lose their safety net as the economy recovers.
  • (The Oakland Press)
  • Michigan felt the sting of the recession perhaps more deeply than most states, with Detroit experiencing an unemployment rate of almost 30 percent in 2009.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • LANSING (AP) — Michigans improving unemployment numbers mean jobless residents in the state are no longer eligible for some federally funded extended benefits.
  • (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
  • Isabella County had Michigans fourth-lowest unemployment rate during December, but thats cold comfort to nearby Clare County, which suffered through its 49th consecutive month of double-digit unemployment.
  • (Morning Sun)

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