Stories tagged: "unemployment"


In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

A woman takes walk with a dog in front of the closing signs displayed in a store's window front in Niles, Ill., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
COVID Relief Is a Lifesaver for Out-of-Work Michiganders. That Matters in a Big Way.

It’s more than $300 boosts and tax-free income. For these out-of-work Michigan women, Biden’s plan is peace of mind.

Liza Estlund Olson, the acting director for Michigan's unemployment system.
The Woman Responsible for Fixing Michiganders’ Unemployment System

Fixing Michigan's unemployment system while the future of pandemic relief is uncertain is a tall order, but Liza Estlund Olson hopes to rise to the occasion.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03:  Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) (at lectern) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) (2nd R), co-chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, hold a news conference with fellow members of Congress to highlight the need for bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on December 03, 2020 in Washington, DC. With the holiday season approaching and the legislative session coming to a close, federal government funding for critical coronavirus relief programs is set to expire as the U.S. faces daily records for infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
There Might Be a Stimulus Bill Before Year End

After months of no progress, congressional leaders say there is real hope for a deal that extends unemployment assistance and gets funding to state and local governments.

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This High-Risk Michigan Mother Has Spent Seven Months Waiting for Her Unemployment

This out-of-work Michigan mom feels like she’s fallen through the cracks since the pandemic started. Now the holidays are approaching fast.

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Michigan Supreme Court Ending State of Emergency Leaves 800,000 Michiganders in the Cold

Winter is coming, but Michiganders like Flint mom Trina Treverbaugh have been left behind by Michigan Republicans’ focus on stripping Gov. Whitmer’s emergency powers.

Unemployment benefits will be extended through spring 2021, helping many out-of-work Michiganders.
There’s a 5-Month Extension of Unemployment Benefits. Here’s How to Apply in Michigan.

Out-of-work Michigangers can apply for benefits lasting through spring 2021. We break down the process.