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U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and State Senator Jim Ananich will hold a roundtable discussion in Flint this afternoon highlighting the need for Congress to pass an extension of emergency unemployment benefits

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Snyder Signs Law to End Jobless Benefits to Drug Users

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has signed a law that will deny unemployment benefits to job seekers who have failed company drug tests. The drug-testing law is a one-year pilot program. It permits employers to report if an individual seeking work refuses a drug test or fails a drug test

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Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December, Unemployment Rate Stays Even

The American economy created 155,000 new jobs in December, according to the latest report from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate is 7.8 percent, the same as November.

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Seasonal Work Is Hard to Fill Regardless of Unemployment Rate

There was a time when a person would do just about anything in order to make ends meet. However, even with the unemployment rate dangling somewhere around 8 percent, many companies claim that they cannot find enough help to staff their operations.

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Two Million Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits — Dollars and Sense

Federal unemployment benefits are set to run out this holiday season for over 2 million Americans out there still looking for work. Their only chance for survival is if Congress decides to extend the deadline for them to file for an extension for those benefits. However, with amendments to the program made already earlier this year, the outcome appears very bleak.

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New Research Reveals Unemployment Is Bad for Your Health

It seems that there might be a correlation between long-term unemployment and poor health.

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How Does Unemployment Affect a Job Seeker’s Mental Health?

The word “unemployment” gets thrown around a lot during tough times and especially during major elections when it’s easy to throw a number on a situation that affects a lot of people.

It’s easy to forget, though, that being unemployed can affect a lot more than a person’s bottom line.

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State’s 2011 Personal Income Growth Highest in More Than A Decade

Personal income in Michigan last year grew at the strongest rate in more then a decade, providing another substantial indicator of Michigan's rebounding economy, according to Governor Snyder in comments made yesterday

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How Are Young People Dealing With Unemployment?

The dismal state of the economy has been rough on everyone, but perhaps no more so than on those between 16 and 29. Whereas the US unemployment rate currently stands at 8.3 percent, more than half of young people under 30 are out of work.

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New Report Shows Flint Posts Employment Gains in November

A new report from Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget shows Flint (Genesee County) posting solid employment gains in the month of November, increasing by 2%. The other two areas covered in the report, Bay City (Bay County) and Saginaw (Saginaw County), also saw gains of 1

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