Michigan counties see jobless rates recede

Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 10:39 PM EDT
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(WNDU) - New information on employment in Michigan during the month of March.

According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget every Michigan county saw their unemployment rates drop in March.

Sixteen regions had workforce level gains over the month, with a median advance of 1.1 percent. Both the Niles-Benton Harbor and Lansing regions exhibited the largest over-the-month increase of 1.9 percent. The Detroit MSA was the only region without labor force growth in March.

Michigan has 17 labor markets of those the largest month-to-month increase in regional employment levels and labor force levels came out of Niles - Benton Harbor.

“Michigan’s regional labor markets recorded positive trends over the month,” said Wayne Rourke, associate director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “March was characterized by seasonal jobless rate reductions across all regions and payroll job gains in most metro areas.”

Of all the industries in the state, the largest increase in jobs include manufacturing at 9,000 and leisure and hospitality at 5,000.

All 83 Michigan counties registered unemployment rate reductions over the month, with the largest jobless rate cut occurring in Mackinac County. Jobless rates fell in all 83 counties over the year as well.

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