(CBS DETROIT) – Michigan’s unemployment claims fall to the lowest they’ve been since the pandemic began.

Over 11,000 claims were filed in the state last week according to the U.S Department of Labor.

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Two weeks ago, over 12,000 claims were filed in the state.

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Nationwide 684,000 people filed first-time jobless claims.

That’s also the lowest number since February 2020.

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