Stories tagged: "unemployment rate"

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Why MSU’s Empty Cafeterias Show Gen Z, Others Are Looking for Different Workstyles

Just step inside the dining halls at Michigan State, and you’ll see a trend across the state: People aren’t returning to work. That’s despite a good economy.

In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian passes The Framing Gallery, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Michigan lawmakers increasingly frustrated over delayed unemployment benefits for people out of work due to the pandemic are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reopen offices so the jobless can get in-person assistance. Legislators from both parties say the dozen offices, closed due to COVID-19, should open their doors again, by appointment only — similarly to what secretary of state branches offer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Lawmakers Urge Michigan to Reopen Unemployment Offices. Dems Want to Go Even Further.

Here's how Michigan's progressive leaders plan to fix the state's "broken system."

AK Steel Is Closing Its Dearborn Plant. It Could Not Have Come At A Worse Time.

First the pandemic, now 22% of the plant’s workforce will be without a job.

Florida workers totally or partially unemployed by the current health crisis, could see benefits.
Only Half of the People Are Getting Unemployment Checks

Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.