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Muskegon Unemployment Continues to Fall

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Staff Writer

As released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report earlier last month, Michigan’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in August, down from 4.2 percent in July. 

Locally, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on September 28, the Muskegon metropolitan area unemployment rate fell from 6.2 percent in July to 5.7 percent in August.

The data shows good signs of economic recovery as the state continues to recover from job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.