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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called on state lawmakers to extend state unemployment insurance benefits that were previously expanded but are scheduled to sunset at the end of the year. 

Published in Economic Development

Michigan officials say newly expanded unemployment benefits for independent contractors, “gig” economy and low-wage workers will be available in the coming days as jobless claims reach record levels because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Economic Development

Michigan unemployment claims spiked more than 4,000 percent in the second half of March as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered large portions of the state and national economy.

Published in Economic Development

For Michigan companies scaling back but not completely shutting down as the state tightens restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a little-used program is drawing new attention as an alternative to layoffs.

Published in Talent

Unemployment claims in Michigan have increased 1,500 percent following the widespread closure of food and entertainment businesses to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Published in Economic Development