The states' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.3 percentage points to 11.2% in the latest monthly figures according to the latest figures released Wednesday, September 14th from Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (MDTMB).
Worst for these numbers and Gov. Snyder's job creation record --or lack there of-- is the fact that Michigan's jobless rate is worse than when Fmr. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) left office in January 2011, at 10.7%.
“We have people suffering today and that the long-term answer is more jobs rather than more jobless payments," Gov. Snyder noted in March after signing the bill.
It would appear Michigan's long-term unemployed jobless for more than six months, are still waiting on those jobs to be created, as 36% of Michiganders are receiving unemployment benefits for 52 weeks or more.
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