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Michigan Jobs Update!

How about a Michigan jobs update?

Here’s some good news and quick info about who’s working and what types of jobs are growing:

  • Michigan’s jobless rate has hovered at more than 8% since July, coming in at 8.5% in September according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget show.
  • As of September, employment remains 300,000 jobs BELOW February 2020 job rates. The main losses are in leisure and hospitality jobs which are down 33% in September compared to the same month last year. Also, manufacturing down nearly 10% over the same period
  • Online shopping is booming! E-commerce sales grew more than 30% between the first and second quarter of 2020. For example,  Amazon is hiring like crazy all over the state for both warehouse jobs and high-tech workers.

All in all, Michigan jobless claims hit their LOWEST level in seven months! So, things are moving in the right direction! Let’s keep the momentum going and BOUNCE BACK!


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