Michigan Unemployment Rises

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate continues to rise. Statistics assembled by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget show the July unemployment rate climbing to 9.0% in Michigan. That is up four-tenths of a point from June. The unemployment rate for July last year was 10.6%.
The number of unemployed in Michigan moved up by 19,000 in July, while the size of the state's labor force was little changed.
July marked the third consecutive monthly unemployment rate increase in Michigan. Since April, the state's rate has risen by seven-tenths of a percentage point.

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  • by anonymous Location: howell on Aug 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    oohhh ohhhh ohhhh now Snyder can use the extra money from the teacher pension thing to put into the job sector ohhh wait i mean the bridge we dont need
  • by Doug on Aug 18, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    If you look, 6 months since business got the big tax break and we were told that it would get us jobs in Michigan, the unemployment rate has gone up 2 months in a row. So how well is this trickle down working? The retired should have kept their money and not been taxed at least they would spend it in the state which would require people working for them to spend it.
  • by Jennifer Location: NY on Aug 17, 2012 at 12:41 AM
    Unemployment is very serious and complicated problems for the US. To my opinion, government should make every effort to find this problem and create new jobs. When people have no job it’s just awful because they have to provide their families, pay bills and etc. Unemployed people can not apply for traditional loans and live trough 1 hour pay day loans to stay afloat and buy at least the necessary daily items. But unemployment rate changes regularly and hopefully, soon we will see a positive change and unemployment rate in Michigan and nationwide will start to reduce.
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      by RT on Aug 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM in reply to Jennifer
      Remember Jennifer...the government doesn't create jobs (unless one is an actual government employee and we've seen how wasteful and lazy some of them [not all]can be lately in the news!). The government must create an environment where the PRIVATE SECTOR can create new jobs in terms of tax rates, investment incentives, and lower regulatory burdens just to name a few things. When government gets out of the way the market will take care of the economy for the most part.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM in reply to RT
        Well they have had a huge tax break for 7 months. So why is the unemployment going up? You just told us that it will create jobs! It looks like businesses are holding onto the money for themselves and not spending it on jobs. So why should we believe any of what is being told us about cut business tax or the taxes for the top 2% and jobs will be created. It's not working in Michigan and it didn't work with the Bush tax cuts.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    I don't understand. Rich people got their tax breaks, why isn't the economy getting better?
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      by RT on Aug 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM in reply to
      A national economy is a bit more complex than that. Being upset at people who have earned more than you isn't the answer.
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