(AP) — Michigan’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in October.

Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show Michigan’s jobless rate was two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the national rate of 3.7 percent last month and eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than the state’s October 2017 rate of 4.7 percent.

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The agency says the state’s labor force was flat, with total employment in Michigan rising by about 2,000 in October and the number of unemployed declining by about 2,000.

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Gov. Rick Snyder notes that the last time Michigan’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent was October 2000. He says in a statement, however, that “this is no time to stand still or become complacent.”

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