work http://michiganradio.org en Artpod: Work, reimagined http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-work-reimagined <p>Today&#39;s <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/artpod">Artpod </a>is all about work...or rather, re-imagining what work can be.</p><p>Many people view Michigan as ground zero when it comes to job loss and unemployment. Yet despite the tough economy, some people are quitting their jobs in an effort to pursue their creative passions, which are often unpaid.</p><p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/mrartpod/Artpod_011212.mp3</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:05:32 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5761 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: Work, reimagined Michigan teens face (slightly less) high unemployment this summer http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-teens-face-slightly-less-high-unemployment-summer <p>30% of Michigan teens hoping to find work this summer&hellip;won&rsquo;t. That&rsquo;s according to the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dmb">Michigan Department of Technology, Management &amp; Budget</a>.</p><p>Bruce Weaver is an analyst for the state. He says the rate has actually declined from last year:</p><blockquote><p><em>&ldquo; The unemployment rate for teens reached a thirty year high, in the summer of 2010.&rdquo; </em></p></blockquote><p>He says teens will have a tough time finding jobs because of the high unemployment numbers for adults:</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 21:18:35 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2597 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan teens face (slightly less) high unemployment this summer Report claims nearly half Detroit workforce is not prepared for workforce http://michiganradio.org/post/report-claims-nearly-half-detroit-workforce-not-prepared-workforce <p>A <a href="https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&amp;pid=gmail&amp;attid=0.1&amp;thid=12fd687c17fdceaf&amp;mt=application/pdf&amp;url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3D7855aab083%26view%3Datt%26th%3D12fd687c17fdceaf%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dattd%26zw&amp;sig=AHIEtbSqztV4sqsCEMx0-EQjKNU6PhJILA">recent report&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;describing&nbsp;the adult workforce in Detroit says&nbsp;that 47% are unable to read.</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 19:22:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2449 at http://michiganradio.org Report claims nearly half Detroit workforce is not prepared for workforce Michigan to stop taking extended unemployment applications http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-stop-taking-extended-unemployment-applications <p>The <a href="http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/11/no_new_extended_jobless_claims.html">Associated Press</a> reports that the state "will stop taking new extended unemployment benefit applications after Saturday because Congress has failed to renew the program."</p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:29:36 +0000 Mark Brush 364 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan to stop taking extended unemployment applications Labor Day report shows trials of long-term unemployed http://michiganradio.org/post/labor-day-report-shows-trials-long-term-unemployed <p>The unemployment picture in Michigan is still bad. It stands at 13.1% now. The worst it's been since the early 1980's.</p><p>Now, <a href="http://www.milhs.org/media/EDocs/LaborDayReport2010.pdf">a new report by the Michigan League for Human Services</a> puts the long-term unemployment picture into perspective.&nbsp; In 2000, people unemployed for more than 26 weeks, accounted for 6.5% of the total number of unemployed. Today, the long-term unemployed account for 40.8% of the unemployed.</p><p>The report says,</p> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:19:11 +0000 Mark Brush 53 at http://michiganradio.org Labor Day report shows trials of long-term unemployed