Rates ranged from a low of 6.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 13.2 in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. The northeast and northwest Lower Michigan regions saw the largest decreases.
The Holland-Grand Haven market dropped to 8.1 percent, compared with 9.3 percent in March. The Muskegon market fell from 11.2 percent to 10.1 percent last month.
Statewide, job gains were reported in leisure and hospitality services, construction and professional and business services.