LANSING -- The slow, steady improvement continues in Michigan's unemployment rate, with a 0.1 point drop to 10.2 percent last month.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April was announced Wednesday and remains above the national rate of 9 percent. The state rate also fell 0.1 percentage points from March to April.
Michigan's unemployment rate stood at 13.1 percent in April 2010.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget says total civilian employment in Michigan was little changed in the latest month at 4.26 million. That's up from 4.19 million in April 2010. The drop in unemployment reflects a smaller work force as some people stop seeking jobs or move away.
In metropolitan Detroit, joblessness was 11.3 percent in April, 11.1 percent in March and 14.2 percent in April 2010.