Michigan workers have seen one of the worst economic shocks in the country, on top of persistent problems with the state’s unemployment system.
Regardless of when the economy is fully reopened, Michigan policymakers should prepare for economic recovery through tax and regulatory reforms.
With heavy job losses in hospitality, manufacturing and construction, Michiganders are experiencing the worst economic pain in the region.
Michigan’s unemployment rate is 20% higher than Ohio’s and 62% higher than Wisconsin’s.
More than 1 in 5 people from Michigan’s workforce currently has a new or continuing jobless claim.
The Wolverine State is home to the third-highest real-time unemployment rate in the nation.
The state’s jobs growth has eclipsed its peers for the past decade. But policymakers must brace for heavy jobs loss from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan policymakers should take steps to brace the state’s soft economy for the impact from the global coronavirus pandemic.
The state of Michigan has announced trucks hauling supplies for coronavirus relief are exempt from seasonal weight restrictions.
Even with recent weaknesses due to the auto strike, the Wolverine State has seen roaring income growth since enacting right to work in 2013.