March Unemployment Stays At 4 Percent In Michigan
Thursday, April 18, 2019

(LANSING) – Michigan's March seasonally adjusted jobless rate remains at an even four percent.

Data released by the Michigan Department Of Technology, Management And Budget shows the jobless rate had not changed for the sixth consecutive month. Total employment increased by 7,000 over the month and the number of unemployed edged up by 3,000. The State's total workforce advanced by 11,000 since February.

According to Jason Palmer, Director of the Bureau Of Labor Market Information And Strategic Technology, the March jobless rate was four-tenths of a point below the March 2018 rate of 4.4 percent. It was also two-tenths of a percentage point above the national rate, which declined by two-tenths of a point over the same time period.