- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The state says Michigan’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has fallen 0.8 points to 5.8 percent in the latest month as the job picture continues to brighten.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released statewide and regional employment figures Thursday for February.

The statewide rate is down 1.8 percent from February 2014. The drop follows a 1 percentage point increase in January, mainly because of normal annual changes in the state’s job market.

The department says unemployment rates fell in all 17 major regional labor markets. The jobless rates ranged from 3.4 percent in the Ann Arbor area to 10.3 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula.

It says the jobless rate in populous metropolitan Detroit fell 1.1 points in February to 6.3 percent.

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Online:

Report: https://1.usa.gov/1bRCJKR

Department: https://www.michigan.gov/dtmb

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