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Michigan: Snyder Cuts Unemployment For 2012

March 29, 2011

Being that we need to create 250,000 jobs a month to return to 2007 job levels and our GDP is below 3%, there still will be many millions of Americans unemployed next year.

USA Today reports:

LANSING, Mich. — As Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers struggle to erase a looming $1.4-billion state deficit, another deficit nearly three times as large hangs over the head of Michigan employers.

They owe the federal government about $3.96 billion that the state borrowed to pay unemployment benefits during the worst economy since the Great Depression.

That’s on top of the regular unemployment tax businesses and other employers must pay.

The growing cost is a reason the Republican-led Legislature approved a new law that extends unemployment benefits this year, but next year will reduce to 20 weeks the maximum the state will pay unemployment benefits — down from 26. That means lower unemployment taxes for Michigan employers in the future.

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