Southern Michigan Jobless Rates Drop from February To March
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, April 25, 2024

LANSING – Jobless rates across Southern Michigan dropped from February to March. .

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget says St. Joseph County’s jobless rate saw a decrease from 4.2% to 4.1% over the month.

The biggest drop in the area was in Cass County, dropping from 4.5% to 4.2%. Branch County saw a drop in their unemployment rate from 3.8% to 3.6% while Hillsdale County saw a decrease from 4.4% to 4.3% over the last month.

The statewide unemployment rate went down from a February figure of 4.2% to 3.9% in March.

Wayne Rourke, the Labor Market Information Director for the Michigan Center for Data and Analytics says Michigan’s regions demonstrated positive labor market trends over the month.


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