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Michigan Unemployment

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Michigan’s unemployment rate is down, but a new report says those numbers don’t paint the whole picture. 


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A state agency has asked courts in three counties to dismiss 186 bench warrants against people accused of unemployment fraud.  The state could next ask for the charges to be dismissed altogether.


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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has dropped to its lowest rate in 17 years.  But, that has more to do with fewer people looking for work than new hiring.


Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency
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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. 


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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate has edged upward -- not because more people have lost jobs, but because more people are looking for work.  


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Michigan’s monthly unemployment rate has dropped to 4.7%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in 15 years.   

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Michigan’s monthly jobless rate remains unchanged at 4.8%. 


Washtenaw County Michigan Works

The current unemployment rate in Michigan is about 4.8%.  It's lower in Washtenaw County.


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Michigan's jobless rate jumps very slightly to 7.5 percent

Michigan's monthly unemployment rate has edged up slightly 7.5 percent. It's a statistically small nudge of one-tenth of a percentage point, and most of the change is attributed to more people looking for jobs.

A one-tenth of a percentage point shift in the unemployment rate represents about 2,000 people, and statistically that's considered virtually unchanged from the month before. The slight bump in the rate is attributed primarily to more people joining the workforce to compete for jobs.