More than 1 million people have filed for unemployment in Michigan, labor department says

Michigan's unemployment rate is stable
Posted at 8:50 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 08:50:42-04

(WXYZ) — More than 1 million people have filed for unemployment in Michigan, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Department of Labor.

According to the labor department, 1,041,344 Michganders filed for unemployment for the week ending April 25.

Then, another 68,952 filed between April 25 and May 2, bringing the total to nearly 1.1 million.

The labor department reports that Michigan had the third-highest unemployment rate in the country for the week ending April 18 at 21.7%. Only West Virginia at 21.9% and Vermont at 25.2% had higher rates.

In all, more than 3.1 million people filed for unemployment in the country last week, according to the labor department.

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