(CBS DETROIT) – New unemployment claims in Michigan fell to over 30,000 last week according to the Labor Department.
This is compared to 31,000 jobless claims two weeks ago.READ MORE: Roseville Woman Charged In Assault On Airline Flight
The figures are nearly double what they were in March.READ MORE: First Round Of Winners Announced In EMU 'Get The VAX To WIN' Program
Michigan’s labor department says the increase of applicants is due to those who want to renew their federal or state benefits for the 2021 year.MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
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