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Michigan’s April unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent

Unemployment Insurance Agency

Michigan’s jobless rate remained stable in April at 3.9 percent. That number was released today by the Michigan Center for Data and Analytics.

The April number continues a trend since the beginning of the year. This is the fourth month in a row the Michigan jobless rate has been four percent or lower.

Wayne Rourke is the state labor market information director.

He says manufacturing and finance employment have dipped but that’s being made up in other sectors.

“The big gains, they’re in industries like health care, they’re in industries like government. Construction’s doing very well, um where the rest of them are just moving up and down a little every month and kind of staying flat.”

Overall, non-farm employment in Michigan rose by about 37 thousand jobs since the beginning of the year.

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