Tag: unemployment

two children in face masks

September 7, 2021

Two anchors of pandemic relief are coming to an end. That could spell trouble for families already struggling.

a help wanted sign in a restaurant window

August 27, 2021

More than 500K Michiganders will loose their unemployment benefits next week as federal payments expire.

a help wanted sign in a restaurant window

June 24, 2021

The offices will not allow walk-ins for the time being – appointments only.

money sticking out from underneath a surgical face mask

June 15, 2021

The proposed plan would continue federal unemployment aid for those who return to their old jobs.

a help wanted sign in a restaurant window

May 13, 2021

The rule, meant to ensure those receiving state aid are still looking for work, was waived during most of the pandemic.

a cardboard sign says "Will work for food"

April 1, 2021

State rules allowing people to receive unemployment benefits because of COVID-related job losses are coming to an end.

a person sits leaning against a pillar in a public bus station

March 26, 2021

Before the pandemic even began, more than a third of Kalamazoo County families were having a hard time making ends meet.

a cardboard sign says "Will work for food"

March 9, 2021

Extended unemployment benefits will end this week in Michigan – a casualty of low unemployment numbers.

a sign on a restaurant door says "to-go orders only"

February 22, 2021

Research by the W.E. Upjohn Institute shows jobs bounce back after pandemic restrictions.

a girl peers through blinds

December 22, 2020

A survey of families shows significant economic and emotional distress affecting children during the pandemic.