State unemployment remains below national rate

Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 15:38:33-04

More than 463,000 private-sector jobs have been created in Michigan since Dec. 2010, and September saw 11,000 additional residents employed in Michigan.

“More Michiganders are joining the labor force again to look for jobs, demonstrating the strength of our state’s remarkable comeback,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a statement. “Residents are now more confident they can find something as they begin looking for new careers. The 463,000 private-sector jobs created in Michigan prove that our efforts to reinvent the state are paying off, but there is more to do.

“As more and more Michiganders conduct job searches, we need to ensure they have the skills necessary to fill those available opportunities. Nearly 100,000 jobs are available right now on By creating more high-skilled talent for in-demand jobs, we can fill those jobs, accelerate our economic comeback, and ensure a brighter future for every Michigander.”