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.
Michigan saw initial unemployment insurance claims decline with 28,504 claims filed, a decline of 27.5 percent, from the week prior.
WIN can predict that the insured unemployment rate (IUR) for week ending May 30, 2020 will be around 19.6 percent, a 2.1 percentage point drop from the week ending May 23, 2020. For contextual purposes, the highest previously reported IUR in the State of Michigan was in January 2009, during the height of the Great Recession, at 8.88 percent. Read the complete analysis