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Thu September 19, 2013
In this morning's headlines: jobless rate, census data, Pontiac schools avoid EM
Michigan jobless rate increases to 9 percent
"Michigan lost a net 7,000 jobs last month to bring the state’s unemployment rate to 9 percent. This is the third month in a row the state’s jobless rate has increased," Rick Pluta reports.
Census shows Michigan is doing well with retirement income, bad with health insurance and household income
New Census data sheds light on where Michigan stands nationally in regards to income, poverty and health insurance. As the Detroit Free Press reports, Michigan is among one of the top states for the number of people who have retirement income.
"Nearly 1 in 4 Michigan households has retirement income. . . Michigan’s median household income remains lower than the national average, while the state has fewer uninsured residents than the national average."
Pontiac Schools to have consent agreement, no emergency manager
"The Pontiac Board of Education has approved a consent agreement with the state to deal with a financial emergency in the district, avoiding the appointment of an emergency manager," the Associated Press reports.
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