Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Michigan's Unemployment Benefits Extended 7 weeks

According to the Detroit Free Press, unemployed workers from Michigan who are still looking for jobs are getting another 7 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

Michigan, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country now has a maximum of 79 weeks of unemployment insurance coverage for those people out-of-work---(I can't tell if this is considered a Tier 3 or Tier 4 extension to Michigan's unemployment program).

In addition to this extension of coverage, earlier this year---the weekly benefit in Michigan increased by $25 as part of the Obama Stimulus, this is a big help--as nearly 1 in 5 Michiganders are looking for full time work.

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