Southern Michigan Jobless Rates Down Slightly
Monday Jun 25, 2018 6:28am
Jobless rates went down during the month of May across Southern Michigan.
According to the latest numbers released by the Bureau Of Labor Market Information And Strategic Initiatives, St. Joseph County saw their jobless rate drop from 3.3 percent in April to 3.2 percent in May. One year ago, the County's jobless rate was 4.4 percent.
Branch County remained the same at 3.5 percent. Hillsdale County had the largest drop for area counties, going from an even 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May. Cass County saw a drop from 3.9 to 3.8 percent.
Statewide the jobless rate dropped from 4 percent in April to 3.8 percent in May.
Dr. Leonidas Murembya, State Coordinator Of Regional Economic Research, says nearly all portions of Southern Michigan continue to see seasonal declines in the number of jobseekers. At the same time, sustained seasonal job additions were noticed in Construction; Leisure And Hospitality and in Retail Trade.