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Michigan unemployment rate slightly dips to 14%

Updated : January 20th, 2021

A slight drop in the unemployment rate of Michigan has given positive signals to the recovering economy. Even though it is just one tenth of a percentage improvement from the previous month’s unemployment rate, people have been getting their confidence in the economy.

Refer to Michigan unemployment benefits guide to learn more about state employment program.

The concern has been the labor markets. Mostly because of the troubled labor sector, the state has been the worst recession hit in the nation. The state has been at the top position with respect to the unemployment rate in the nation. The number of workers in Michigan has considerably reduced from 4.6 million to 3.8 million. But the slight drop in the unemployment rate of the state was due to the addition of about 6000 jobs in April. The job gains mostly came from retail trade, auto manufacturing, education and health services. And the job losses were in leisure and hospitality businesses, and professional and business services.

About four years back, Michigan had launched the 21st Century Jobs Fund to help the companies create more jobs. Some small companies who received loans from the fund say that the money has helped them sail through the recession. The fund was seen as one of the ways to help develop the economy. Of course, there has been some dissatisfaction about the funds going to only advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, life sciences and homeland security and defense.

You can check out the unemployment claims eligibility article  if you want to understand the unemployment claims better.

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  1. I lived in ga in 2019 and move to florida in 2020 and work for the xmas months in nov-dec. I was told to do a combine wage claim. my question is which state do i file the claim in?

  2. I filed for pua in Ohio back in October 2020.My claim has been in ajudacatuon since 11/1/20.So 2 to 6 weeks is a total understatement! When I call.i am told to basically hurry up and wait some more.I have recently been redetermined and my claim is allowed.but I have one pending issue.How long is too long?

    1. Nicole,

      Unfortunately, nobody has an answer. There are perhaps thousands of pending applications. Please consider the option of visiting an office in the vicinity if safe and feasible.

  3. If you claim your weeks for unemployment and for the next 2 months you still have not received your money. Where can you go in volusia county to talk with a live person

  4. On NYS DOL website, my claim is saying current yet the information is for my old claim with 0 days remaining despite receiving 2 weeks of payments on the new claim and I was able to certify last night. I haven’t received anything; no letters or emails.

  5. I was disqualified for UI benefits for not providing an ID and other forms of identification. How do I fix this?

    1. Hi Mike, I’m in NYS and was at the end of my BYE on 3/14, I was still certifying but wasn’t getting paid. I found out I had to file a new claim because my other was exhausted. I’m still waiting on approval. Maybe you have to file a new claim. I hope this helps.

  6. They say 2-6 weeks it’s more accurate to say 2-6 months; and when you call many of them are rude and unwilling to assist!

  7. someone needs to look into Sharon L. Anton gillette, wyo. or dickinson, nd she is a fraud and has done so many fraudulent things and please look into her

    1. Annette,

      Please report it to the Fraud Division of the Unemployment Office in your state. You can report on the website.

  8. I worked part time for thee years here in florida. I’m currently not working. I’m also retired and collects social security.
    My question is
    Am I qualified to file for unemployment ?

    1. Ruby,

      To be eligible, you’re required to have sufficient hours and earnings. Please use the “Benefits Calculator” available on this website.

  9. So adjudication takes 8 to 12 weeks. Oh okay, that explains why I havent received payment since July. That surely helps just like the rest of the information that you give. And by the way. What’s the NEW reason you can’t get through to the Call Center.

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