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Unemployment insurance was big news during the Great Recession. At its peak, more than 15 million Americans were out of work, and over 45 percent of them still couldn’t find a job after six months of looking.
There was a time not long ago when manufacturing jobs were the gateway to the middle class for millions of American workers.
That’s no longer the case, according to a new report from the… 636 more words
Rick McHugh of the National Employment Law Project reports the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a unanimous decision last week that claimants holding registration cards under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act were not subject to disqualification under Michigan’s unemployment law where there was no use of marijuana at work and no showing of impairment at work. 185 more words
Even as the economy has slowly emerged from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, job growth since 2008 has come predominantly in the form of low-wage service industry jobs replacing high-earning jobs lost in the recession, according to a new report. 182 more words