Over 25% of Michigan Workforce Filed for Unemployment

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Michigan is one of the hardest hit states when it comes to Covid19 layoffs. Let’s take a look at the stats.

Michigan Live reports Over 1 Million Michigan Residents Have Filed for Unemployment.

More than 1 million people – over a quarter of Michigan’s workforce – have filed for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s top labor official said Monday.

Last week, Michigan reported more than 828,800 unemployment claims filed in the state from March 8 to April 4. Michigan’s pre-coronavirus record for new unemployment claims occurred during the Great Recession in January 2009, when there were 77,000 claims in a week.

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