Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rates show improvement

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said on Thursday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell across the state and is further proof of economic recovery.

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment dropped to 7.5 percent in March, the lowest rate in six years, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

“Michiganders all across the state should be proud of the work they have done and the direction we are heading,” Snyder said. “(Thursday’s) seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates show declines in unemployment throughout every region in Michigan. The comeback is happening, and it’s not isolated to one region or industry. It truly is a comeback for all of Michigan….”

The state’s civilian labor force increased 11,000 to 4.7 million in March, and the number of people working increased 19,000 to 4.375 million, according to state figures.

The amount of unemployed people in the state, meanwhile, fell from 363,000 in February to 355,000 in March.

“While this reduced unemployment in every regional labor market continues the positive trend, we still have more work to do,” Snyder said. “These positive job reports prove that we are the comeback state, but we must continue to build on our successes.”

Michigan’s jobless rate in March was the lowest since the 7.3 percent mark reached in April 2008.