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Michigan’s Unemployment Rate Falls in April as Labor Force Declines

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Michigan’s unemployment rate fell in April, with decreases in 15 of the state’s 17 labor market areas, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. The regional jobless rates ranged from 3.0% to 6.8%, with a median decrease of 0.2 percentage points. The overall employment and labor force levels, however, saw reductions across most regions, reflecting a complex labor market dynamic.

Despite the monthly declines, Michigan’s labor market showed year-over-year growth. Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 36,000, or 0.8%, primarily in construction and professional services. Detailed county-specific unemployment rates and the full state jobs report for April are available here on the department’s website.