MI jobless rate down in June


LANSING – Michigan's unemployment rate dropped during the month of June.

Data released from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget shows that June's statewide unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down four-tenths of a percent from May.

In addition, the State's workforce recorded a reduction of 29,000 over the month as the number of unemployed dropped by 20,000 and total employment declined by 9,000.

The June 2017 jobless rate for Michigan was a full percentage point below the State's June 2016 rate of 4.8 percent. It was also below the nationwide unemployment rate for June, which was at 4.4 percent.

Jason Palmer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives says the State's jobless rate drop in June reflects labor force reductions for a second consecutive month.

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