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Laura Sternberg

Michigan Unemployment and Economy

By August 31, 2011

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Michigan has more than its fair share of economic woes. According to an article posted on MLive.com, a report by the Michigan League for Human Services found that unemployed workers in the state are having a longer time of it finding work. In 2010, 50% of people unemployed in Michigan were unemployed for more than 26 weeks, the highest percentage of long-term unemployment in the Midwest.

Given the near-constant reports of foreclosures, bankruptcies and unemployment in the state, maybe Michigan should have come up with an economic-disaster drill in its schools. After all, unemployment affects more Michiganders than, say, a natural disaster like a tornado or an earthquake.

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