Michigan’s Insured Unemployment Rate Remains at 23 Percent as Initial Claims Steady

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For the week ending May 23, 2020, the State of Michigan saw initial unemployment insurance claims remain steady when compared to the prior week, with 57,714 initial claims filed. This reflects a minor increase of 999 initial claims from the week prior (May 16, 2020). Following three weeks of significant initial claim decreases and three...

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State’s Jobless Rate Tops 23 Percent

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The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, per Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data released in May, in the State of Michigan jumped to 23.8 percent for the month of April, an increase of 19.8 percentage points from March 2020.[1] To put another way, nearly a quarter of the state’s labor force is currently out of work....

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Cybersecurity Skills Gap Continues to Increase, as Demand for Professionals Needed to Keep Region’s Workforce Safe and Expanding

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With grant funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) has released an update to its 2017 Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis report, which analyzes changes in the emerging technologies talent system and examines occupations that most heavily rely on cybersecurity skills. Understanding the complexity of the talent...

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Michigan Insured Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise as COVID-19 Continues

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For the week ending May 9, 2020, the State of Michigan experienced another dip in initial unemployment insurance claims when compared to the prior week, with 47,438 initial claims filed. This reflects a decrease of 19,961 initial claims, or 29.6 percent, from the week prior (May 2, 2020). This is Michigan’s fifth consecutive week of...

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