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State unemployment rate down in June

LANSING, MI— Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.6 percent during June.

That’s according to data released Thursday by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment increased by 26,000, while unemployment edged down by 3,000, resulting in a labor force gain of 23,000 over the month.

The national unemployment rate inched down by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.6 percent between May and June. For the second consecutive month, Michigan’s jobless rate matched the national rate.

The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3-point-6 percent over the year, while Michigan’s rate receded by four-tenths of a percentage point since June 2022.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.