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April 20, 2023
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Whitmer government statement on the strong monthly jobs report
Unemployment falls to 4.1%, workforce increased by 10,000 last month, adding 75,000 jobs year-on-year
Lansing, Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the release of the latest economic figures showing the unemployment rate fell to 4.1% in March and the work force increased by 10,000. Michigan’s economy added 75,000 jobs year over year, the labor force participation rate increased, and the 12-month average black unemployment rate has nearly halved since last March.
Michigan’s economic momentum continues to grow with low unemployment and 75,000 Michigan jobs added year over year.
“In the first 100 days of this year, with the majority of our producers located in Lansing, we took measures to cut costs, create well-paying American manufacturing jobs, and stimulate economic development in each region.
“Together, we eliminated the retirement tax on our seniors, which will save half a million families an average of $1,000 annually. We’ve tripled the working family tax credit, putting $3,150 back into the pockets of 700,000 working families. We’ve won a $3.5 project.” $1 billion from Ford, creating 2,500 jobs in manufacturing We’ve got more manufacturing projects in the pipeline that we need to get behind so we can bring more jobs home and help more people get back to work. We also made record investments to build more housing and fund community revitalization projects throughout Michigan, which boost small business growth and reduce housing costs.
“Let’s build on our momentum in the coming months and implement another balanced budget that delivers kitchen services and lower costs for families.”