(LANSING) – Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down slightly in December.
According to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the adjusted unemployment rate went down by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent in December. Total employment advanced by 6,000 over the month, while unemployment fell by the same number, resulting in no change in the State's total over the month.
Jason Palmer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, says jobs went up slightly in Natural Resources and Mining; Trade, Transportation and Utilities and in Manufacturing. Losses were reported in Professional and Business Services and Other Services.
The December jobless rate in Michigan was a tenth of a percentage point below the December 2018 jobless rate, which was an even 4 percent.
The U.S. jobless rate went down by four-tenths of a percent from November to December 2019 and is at 3.5 percent.
(02-20-2020) LaGrange County Looking For Poll Workers
(02-20-2020) LaGrange Community Foundation Makes Offer
(02-20-2020) G.M. Working To Keep Burger King In Sturgis
(02-20-2020) Multiple Sex Charges Filed Against Coldwater Man
(02-19-2020) One Person Injured In Volinia Township Crash
(02-19-2020) Sheriff's Department Investigating Several Incidents
(02-19-2020) Fire Destroys Barn In LaGrange
(02-19-2020) Sturgis Burger King Restaurant Closes Early
(02-18-2020) Community Grant Workshop Set For Wednesday
(02-18-2020) Couple Looks To Open Micro Brewery In Sturgis
(02-18-2020) Constantine Village Council Gets More Marijuana Ordinances
(02-18-2020) Authorities Searching For Man
(02-17-2020) LaGrange Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
(02-17-2020) Major Moves Recommends Grant For Trails
(02-17-2020) Suspect Arrested For Breaking Into Vehicles
(02-15-2020) Glen Oaks Athletes Receive Jim Bishop Scholarships
(02-15-2020) Truck Stolen During Break In
(02-15-2020) MSP Investigates Coldwater Police Officer
(02-15-2020) Foreign Lottery Scam Reported In Branch County
(02-14-2020) Incumbents Seeking Re-Election To Branch Co. Commission