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Whitmer's Shutdowns Spike Joblessness

LANSING, Mich., December 17, 2020 – After months of warning signs that Governor Whitmer’s shutdown policies would cripple Michigan’s economy, a new report shows Michigan’s unemployment rate went up for the first time since April.

According to the Detroit News, “Michigan's seasonal unemployment rate increased… in November to 6.9%”. This troubling statistic comes after reports that nearly half of all restaurants will remain closed until after the end of the pandemic, after Governor Whitmer banned indoor dining, crippling the industry.

“These new reports show that Governor Whitmer’s shutdowns continue to cause economic casualties that are destroying people’s livelihoods and crippling them financially.” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. Cox continued, “Whitmer’s continued bypass of the people’s representatives in the legislature shows that she has no regard for how her policies affect real people. Governor Whitmer must put aside her partisanship and pride and roll back her shutdown policies before they do irreparable damage to Michigan’s economy and its citizens.”