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Jobless Rates Down Over Last Year in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek Labor Markets

Unemployment rates for both the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek labor markets have dropped more than two percentage points in March compared to a year ago. 

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget says the jobless rate in the Kalamazoo labor market was 4.9% last month, compared to a rate of 7.2% in Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties at this time last year. Unemployment in the Battle Creek labor market stood at 5.2% percent in March. It was 7.3% percent in Calhoun County in March of 2014.

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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