Feb 20, 2012
If things are “getting better” in Michigan, why are 30,000 unemployed workers getting cut off from unemployment benefits as of February 18th?
Once Michigan’s “official” [inaccurate] unemployment rate fell below 9.9%, extended unemployment benefits ended. But, according to the Detroit News, Michigan’s 2011 unemployment rate was 19.2% – IF discouraged workers and everyone who WANTS A JOB – but can’t find one – are included.
Unemployment statistics that are out of touch with reality are being used to throw very real unemployed people under the bus.