MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., June 15, 2023 — Michigan’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in May, remaining below 4% for only the third period in nearly 50 years. Michigan’s labor force increased by 26,000, reaching 60.5 percent this month, the highest since July 2020. The state recorded 4,440,000 payroll jobs, an increase of 15,000 over the month and 82,000 over the year. These numbers indicate an overall positive upward economic trend for Michigan. State Rep. Denise Mentzer (D-Mount Clemens) issued the following statement on the historically low unemployment numbers:
“What does it take to get historic low unemployment? It takes hard work. Since I’ve taken office at the Legislature, we’ve advocated, persevered and taken action. From lowering taxes for working families, to supporting our workers’ rights, we are cultivating a healthy Michigan labor force. That’s what got us here. As I continue to advocate for my district’s infrastructure, I am confident we will have the workers and talent to get the job done.”
Since gaining control in Lansing this year, Michigan Democrats have been working to solve the issues that matter most to Michiganders by spurring a vigorous economy, cutting taxes, creating good-paying jobs, and bringing the unemployment rate down to a historic low.