Michigan Unemployment at 10.2%

By: AP
By: AP

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.

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  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    It would be nice if all were counted that are NOT working.Then people would understand how much help is needed for many.People don't want to be on social aid and are NOT trying to make it a life.The stories being told are making people judge all getting help.When they stopped the work program and home visits to many on aid.The government was asking for a few problems.Now people need help & government wants to cut them.find out how much of your pay check goes to social programs before you complain.
  • by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    Well if you count in all the people who are no longer on unemployment that had it run out on them it would be alot higher that 10.2 percent like is being reported. There are still no jobs out there and it is still going to be bad no matter what they report as being good. They need to count everyone not just who are on unemployment.
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