LANSING, Mich., July 21, 2023 —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.6% in June, demonstrating again Michigan’s economic momentum. This decrease now places Michigan’s unemployment rate below the 3.7% national average. The rate is at its lowest point since 2000 and remains below 4% for only the third period in nearly 50 years. State Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor Township) issued the following statement on the historically low unemployment numbers: 

 “These record-low unemployment numbers show that our state is on the right track. We’re succeeding in attracting investments to create jobs while protecting the rights of workers. We need to keep our foot on the gas and continue to invest in our businesses, our workers and our communities, so every Michigander has the opportunity to thrive.” 

House Democrats have reinvested in Michigan’s people and places, and that work —  cutting taxes, restoring rights and freedoms, and supporting small businesses — has brought the unemployment rate down to a historic low. Additionally, House Democrats are backing the governor’s “Make it in Michigan” plan, which outlines Michigan’s commitment to creating more good-paying jobs; expanding the skilled workforce; creating vibrant places to live, work and raise a family; and providing powerful tools to bring manufacturing and supply chains home. The Make it in Michigan strategy will add to Democrats’ momentum to build a brighter future for the people of Michigan.