michigan economy

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Michigan’s official jobless rate jumped to 22.7 percent. The seasonally adjusted number shows Michigan lost more than a million jobs from March to April.

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A survey by a national for-profit research firm finds Michigan residents want state government to do more to protect the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. 


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A bright mural welcomes people to downtown Saginaw, where a new indoor market opened along the riverfront last year — part of the city's decades-long effort to reinvent itself after the auto industry started leaving. Inside the market, vendors sell falafel, fresh-baked pies and T-shirts.

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University of Michigan economists say the state's economy is on the brink of the longest period of job growth since the World War II era.

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The state got an idea Thursday of how much money it could have for the next couple years. Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth has more.

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Economists say Michigan's economy would likely absorb the effects of possible changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well.

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A crowd of people gathered in the Lansing Center Tuesday morning to participate in Ingham County’s tax auction.



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A Michigan-based economist says the American car companies stand to benefit from President Trump’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement rather than terminate the deal.

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Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and economic development officials are readying a new push to offer tax breaks to attract large-scale business expansions, contending that Michigan has missed out on jobs being aggressively sought by other states.

Paid sick leave bills introduced by MI Democrats

Mar 2, 2017
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Democrats in Lansing and President Donald Trump may have finally found an issue they can agree on: paid sick leave.