Michigan economy

Even as Michigan’s economy slowly opens, new jobless claims are filed

Michiganders filed nearly 58,000 new jobless claims last week, a sign that even as parts of the state reopen, the pandemic shutdown is still causing economic hardship. Even the spokesperson for the labor department is on temporary layoff this week. Since March, more than a third of the state’s workforce has applied for unemployment benefits. …

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Breaking Whitmer’s 6-Step Plan to Reopen Michigan’s Economy

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced a six-step plan to reopen Michigan’s economy. Her “MI Safe Start Plan” announcement came as she extended her stay-at-home order until May 28 and gave manufacturing workers the green light to return to work on Monday. Read more:Governor Whitmer extends Michigan stay-at-home order until May 28 Michigan …

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West Michigan economy slows, says GVSU economist

Western Michigan economy will continue to slow as business leaders worry about the presidential election, says GVSU economist. GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – In 2020, the western Michigan economy will experience stagnant job growth, weakening sales growth and bolstering export growth, according to a Grand Valley State University. economics teacher. Paul Isely, professor of economics and …

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