MI Unemployment Declines

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's labor department says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen four-tenths of a percentage point to 12.4 percent in the latest month.
The Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth said Wednesday that November's state jobless rate fell even as the national rate rose. The U.S. rate rose 0.2 points to 9.8 percent in November.
Michigan's November rate is two percentage points below the 14.4 percent level of November 2009. The state has seen three straight months of declining joblessness.
Total employment has been fairly flat since August. There were 4.8 million people in Michigan's civilian work force in November, with 4.2 million employed and 597,000 out of work but seeking jobs.


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  • by non anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 04:07 PM
    Thank goodness for alternative media for the true unemployment story.
  • by Sandi on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    What happen people started leaving the state again, or they just totally fell off the unemployment rolls. There are a few jobs available, and at least 2000 people to fill every one of them. What kind of happy stuff do the Feds, and the State think we are all smoking? There is an old saying " you can fool some of the people all of the time.....
  • by non anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    Doesn't Wilx have reporters they can send out to get the true unemployment story...bet your not allowed to do that..thank goodness for alternative media.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2010 at 05:21 AM
    what is the point in saying something that the public knows isn't so as far as people getting jobs.Some may of got a part time holiday job.Or the temp services have put a few to work while full time employees take a long vacation,as many save up vacation time for this time of yr.All out there that got jobs please post,and all those who lost unemployment post.My daughters shop cut them down to 4 days,for 3 wks.now they are on 12 hr days till holiday time off.Jobs???Mich still needs by the thousands so where are the hiring jobs,please post.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 at 09:51 PM
    It is going down because peoples unemployment has run out so they drop off and as more drop off it goes down more. There are still the same amount of people unemployed you just do not see it by the figures because there unemployment ran out. So nothing has really changed they just want you to think it has.
  • by mslaura Location: charlotte on Dec 15, 2010 at 09:07 PM
    The unemployment rate has not went down, they just stopped counting everyone that has loss their unemployment. Please stop talking about the rate dropping. Try counting all the people out there that can't find a job and no longer have any money coming in.
  • by Cubyogi Location: East Lansing on Dec 15, 2010 at 03:49 PM
    Is the unemployment rate really declining, or is it the number of paid claims that's declining?
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