Technology, Management and Budget
April 17, 2019
Michigan’s March seasonally adjusted jobless rate was unchanged for the sixth consecutive month, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. 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.
The Michigan jobless rate in March 2019 was four-tenths below its March 2018 rate of 4.4 percent. The national jobless rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point over the same period. The state’s unemployment rate in March was two-tenths of a percentage point above the national rate. The U.S jobless rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent in March.
“Jobless rates in Michigan have held constant since October” said Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, “Payroll employment has remained relatively stable over the last two months.”
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