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Jobs Report Shows A Lot of Change Around Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The jobs report for February show a lot of change around the state. Michigan is now at 9.3 percent, as compared to 9.7 percent in January.

Lansing slipped down to 7.4 percent. Jackson edged up to 8.9 percent. A major gain for Detroit, who lost nearly 1 percent of its unemployment rate, but is still over 10 percent at 10.2.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports employment edged up last month, adding 88,000 people to the workforce. 

March marked the smallest labor force participation in 34 years.

 

Economists say the next thing to look forward to is seasonal employment. Even though many of those positions are only temporary, they will bring the unemployment number down and bring more jobs to Michigan.

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