“The continuing drop in Michigan’s unemployment rate is both an affirmation and a call to action,” Gov. Rick Snyder said.
The numbers are out for Michigan’s major labor market areas … seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for October and November.
Michigan added 11,000 new jobs in November.
The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the December job figure Wednesday.
Unemployment figures have dropped in most of Michigan’s regional labor markets, but have risen up north.
The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups
The rate was 8.8 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April 2012.
Michigan’s unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent last month, as the number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.
Authorities say Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points in the latest month to 9.1 percent.
Michigan is reporting a seasonal 1.1 percentage point drop in joblessness statewide and in all 17 regional employment markets.