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Tri-City Unemployment Falls

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Staff Writer

As released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report earlier last month, Michigan’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in August, down from 4.2 percent in July. 

Locally, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on September 28, the Saginaw metropolitan area unemployment rate fell from 6.5 percent in July to 5.9 percent in August. The Midland metropolitan area unemployment rate fell from 4.5 to 4.2 percent and in the Bay City metropolitan area, the unemployment rate fell from 5.5 to 5.0 percent.

The data shows good signs of economic recovery as the state continues to recover from job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.