Michigan unemployment rate

7:55 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Unemployment Rate Edged Down Again in February

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State's jobless rate was 8.8% in February of last year
The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Michigan notched down again in February, hitting a point last seen in spring 2008. The slight drop to 7.7% from 7.8% reflected an increase of 26,000 workers in the labor force over the month and a decline in the number of unemployed by 4,000, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
8:36 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate drops slightly in November

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But total employment fell by 7,000
LANSING - Michigan's jobless rate inched down to 8.8 percent in November, after remaining at 9 percent since August. It's the first monthly drop in the state unemployment rate since April, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. But total employment actually fell by 7,000 over the month while the number of unemployed dropped by 10,000.
9:02 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate rises for third straight month

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Jobless rate hits 9% but payroll jobs grew by 8,000 in August
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate rose for the third consecutive month to 9 percent in August, the highest recorded in 2013. The rate rose from 8.8 percent in July. Still, the August unemployment rate was down from 9.3 percent in the same month last year, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
9:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate down slightly in April

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Total employment grew by 19,000 while unemployment dropped by 5,000
LANSING, MI - Michigan's unemployment rate edged down to 8.4 percent in April from 8.5 percent in March. The national unemployment rate also ticked down, from 7.6 percent in March to of 7.5 percent in April. The slight decrease continues a trend of declining or stagnant monthly jobless rates for the last several months in Michigan.
8:58 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Michigan's jobless rate at lowest point since 2008

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Michigan jobless rate was 9% in March of last year. The national jobless rate was 7.6% last month
Michigan's unemployment rate took a healthy drop in March to 8.5%, down three-tenths of a percentage point as the state's labor force expanded slightly. More new workers were recorded than unemployed people, meaning the drop was due to actual gains in employment, not simply discouraged workers leaving the workforce, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.