Another 1.3 million workers sought unemployment last week, according to the Department of Labor.
While the jobless rate was down from 13.3% in May, it is still at a Depression-era level. And the data was gathered during the second week of June, just before a number of states began to reverse or suspend the reopenings of their economies to try to beat back the virus.
In addition to the VWHC, Walmart introduced the Military Spouse Career Connection on Veterans Day in 2018 to provide employment opportunities for military families.
JCPenney announced last week that it would close 136 across the country and on Monday announced 13 more would be closed. In the 149 total closures in the past five days, ten of the locations are in Michigan.
The week of June 8 marks the reopening of several major industries in Michigan including bars and restaurants and some personal services in some parts of the state.
The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers.
About 41 million people have now applied for aid since the virus outbreak intensified in March, though not all of them are still unemployed.
Michigan is currently in Phase 3 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's six-step plan to reopen the economy. What will it take to enter into Phase 4?
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is announcing more than 31,000 state employees will take two unpaid days off every pay period for the next three months as the state fights the COVID-19 crisis and a dramatic budget shortfall.
When it comes to dining options, there will be fewer steaks and shakes to be had.
Typically, the earliest Americans can start collecting Social Security benefits is at 62
While America contemplates getting back to business, the pandemic has taken its toll on workers who never stayed home.
More than 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. economy slid further into a crisis that is becoming the most devastating since the 1930s.
Fewer than half of working-age Americans could earn a paycheck in May as the coronavirus pandemic triggers millions of job losses.
The state of Michigan says it has provided benefits to more than a million workers who have filed for unemployment benefits due to COVID-19
One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the MiMortgage Relief Partnership to offer a 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments for homeowners in need of assistance.
The nation's unemployment total rose to roughly 26 million as 4.4 million more Americans applied for benefits last week.
Wayne County says it's measuring at least a $152 million deficit for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
Detroit Medical Center announced Wednesday it would furlough 480 employees who are not responding to the COVID-19 crisis.