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Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives

Unemployment
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Michigan lost more than a million jobs from March to April, largely due to COVID-19 related layoffs.  As we hear from Rick Pluta, that led to a record-setting 22.7% state unemployment rate.


Unemployment
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Michigan’s monthly job rate has dropped slightly.  But it’s not because more people are working.