Items Tagged with 'Unemployment'


Onboarding: Is there serious value or is it hype?

August 4, 2017
Riding around town these days, it’s easy to see a number of signs that indicate an organization is looking to hire staff. Read More

Job creation cuts unemployment rate

LANSING — The unemployment rate in Michigan had a significant drop of 1.6 percent from September 2014 to September 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

The value of a four-year degree is over an entire career

March 28, 2014
The Grand Rapids Business Journal reported that Gov. Rick Snyder, at the economic summit he hosted in Grand Rapids, said: “Michigan education is “too often focused on a diploma or a degree, and not saying, ‘Are you career ready?’” Read More

West Michigan cities rank among best for statewide 'job seekers'

November 20, 2013
Three West Michigan cities rank among the best places for “job seekers” throughout the state. Read More

Grand Rapids market unemployment rate rises to 7.5 percent

September 17, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — The state has reported the latest seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has risen statewide and in most of its regional labor markets. Read More

Restaurant jobs provide career basics

August 30, 2013
As Michigan’s unemployment rate increased again last month, the restaurant industry has been an economic bright spot by providing good-paying, reliable jobs in our state. Read More

Grand Rapids market unemployment rate bumps up to 7 percent

August 6, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have increased in all 17 of the state's labor markets. Read More

Stronger dollar means less foreign demand for Michigan goods

July 19, 2013
Following the great recession, foreign demand for made-in-USA goods contributed a lot to Michigan's economic development by cushioning anemic domestic demand and unusually high unemployment rates. Read More

Grand Rapids unemployment rate inches down to 5.9 percent

May 24, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan says that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate is down 0.6 percentage points statewide and in most major labor markets. Read More