Economy

Economy
9:22 am
Thu April 16, 2015

State labor force shrinks

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has fallen 0.3 points to 5.6 percent in the latest month to a level a full 2 percentage points lower than one year earlier. 

After years as one of the nation's centers for joblessness, Michigan now has an unemployment rate a mere 0.1 points above the national rate of 5.5 percent.

The U.S. rate didn't change in March.

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Economy
7:49 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Gas prices down this week

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   Triple A Michigan reports statewide gas prices have decreased by about 10 cents a gallon within the past week. 

The auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.31 on Sunday. That's about $1.42 less than it was a year ago.

Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel costs at 2,800 Michigan gas stations. It says the cheapest price was about $2.22 a gallon in the Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland areas, while the highest price was about $2.34 a gallon in the Detroit area.

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Economy
8:37 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Gas prices fairly stable

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   Triple A Michigan reports statewide gas prices have relatively stayed constant within the past week.

The auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.41 on Sunday. That's about $1.25 less than it was a year ago.

Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel costs at 2,800 Michigan gas stations. It says the cheapest price was about $2.33 a gallon in the Marquette area, while the highest price was about $2.47 a gallon in the Jackson area.

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Economy
10:42 am
Fri April 3, 2015

MI jobless rate falls nearly one percentage point

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The state says Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has fallen 0.8 points to 5.8 percent in the latest month as the job picture continues to brighten. 

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released statewide and regional employment figures Thursday for February.

The statewide rate is down 1.8 percent from February 2014. The drop follows a 1 percentage point increase in January, mainly because of normal annual changes in the state's job market.

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Economy
3:52 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

AAA Michigan: Gas prices fall 7 cents in past week to $2.41

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan reports statewide gas prices have decreased by about 7 cents a gallon within the past week.
The auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.41 on Sunday. That's about $1.21 less than it was a year ago.
Dearborn-based AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel costs at 2,800 Michigan gas stations. It says the cheapest price was about $2.33 a gallon in the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas, while the highest price was about $2.46 a gallon in the Jackson area.

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