Battle Creek labor market

The Southwest Michigan Labor Market analysis reported the jobless rate decreased in April. Early spring hiring and fewer jobseekers are cited as the cause for the decrease. Unemployment rates were down throughout all metro counties by an average of eight-tenths of a percentage point. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Michigan's unemployment rate was 8.2% last month

Seasonal hiring helps drop jobless rate for Battle Creek labor market. Unemployment rate also down over last year

Jobless rate in Calhoun County was 7.6% in December of 2011.