The unprecedented coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives in southeast Michigan and beyond. Now more than ever, data driven decision making is critical to our region as we navigate the impact of the pandemic and ultimately develop strategies for recovery and revitalization. WIN is committed to providing data and analysis specific to the COVID-19 impact on the greater southeast Michigan region as it becomes available.
In addition to the weekly analysis below, check out WIN’s public Tableau portal here to view interactive charts.
For the week ending May 23, 2020, the State of Michigan saw initial unemployment insurance claims remain steady when compared to the prior week, with 57,714 initial claims filed. This reflects a minor increase of 999 initial claims from the week prior. Following three weeks of significant initial claim decreases and three weeks of stable initial claims levels, continued claims are beginning to trend down as well. The greatest number of new job losses and unemployment claims due to the shutdown occurred in late March and early April 2020. As parts of Michigan begin to reopen and stay at home restrictions loosen, we are likely to see these patterns continue. Read the complete analysis