Michigan Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since 2001

Mar 9, 2016

Credit MPRN

(MPRN-Undated)  Michigan’s jobless rate is at its lowest level since June of 2001. 

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent in January to four-point-nine percent. Still, the number of people competing for jobs in Michigan has declined by over 300 thousand since June 2001.

Gov. Rick Snyder released a statement on Monday touting the new numbers.

“Our falling unemployment rate shows that when Michiganders work together to solve difficult challenges, we can have outstanding results,”

said Snyder.

“In December 2010, Michigan’s unemployment was one of the worst in the nation, but today, it’s at its lowest point in 15 years. That’s something we should be proud of.”