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Unemployment rises across U.P.

January 26, 2013

ESCANABA — The unemployment rate in the Upper Peninsula rose in December to 9.4 percent, a seasonal increase of 1.9 percentage points over the November rate of 7.5 percent....

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Jan-26-13 10:53 PM

There is no confidence in the direction that the country is going. Political affiliation is irrelevant when lawmakers spend their time playing chicken with the country and refusing to tackle the very real fiscal problems that we are facing. Without confidence, businesses won't expand, the job market will not get better and the cycle will continue. Jobs will continue to be tight all year.

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Jan-26-13 5:17 PM

Wow, what a surprise. No new business or anything up here, therefore no new jobs. If you don't have a family business or know anyone who may keep you in mind for a job, there's no jobs out there. Believe me, I know, I've been looking and am on unemployment.

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