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Michigan unemployment rate declined in February

LANSING, Mich. — Data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget revealed unemployment declined by half a percentage in February.

Michigan’s jobless rate in February was a full percentage point below the national rate.

Associate Director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives Wayne Rourke said for the second consecutive month, the rate reduction reflected fewer persons active in the state labor market.

He added that a separate survey also revealed job recalls in the restaurant industry.