Michigan jobless rate falls 0.3 points to 8.5 pct.

Published On: Apr 17 2013 03:33:14 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 17 2013 03:34:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. -

The state says Michigan's unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in the latest month, as number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate for March was half a percentage point below the level of 9 percent in March 2012. It's now at the lowest point since late 2008.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in March, down from 7.7 percent in February.

The state says the number of Michiganians unemployed and seeking work fell 14,000 to 396,000 over the month. It says the number of people working rose 17,000 to 4.261 million.

More Michigan Headlines:

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus