Last week, roughly 81,000 people had filed for unemployment in the state of Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown has caused many to lose their jobs during this time, and roughly 1.2 million people have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.

This number is a drop for the second week in a row though, according to WILX. As of now, Michigan has seen some of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

Those who have filed for unemployment can seek nine months of benefits, while the typical unemployment program allocates six months. Until late July, an additional $600 a week will be given to those in the program.

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