State joblessness rate falls to 7.3 percent

Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment has dropped seven-tenths of a point in the latest month to 7.3 percent.
AP Wire
May 23, 2014

 

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released regional joblessness figures for April on Thursday. The latest reported statewide unemployment rate is down from 8 percent in March and 8.3 percent in April 2013.

The department said April's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.8 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11.2 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

Ottawa County’s jobless rate dropped one full point to 5 percent in April. Muskegon County’s rate also dropped one full point to 6.9 percent.

The state said it's typical for employment to rise in April after a winter slowdown.

 

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