STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., July 21, 2023 —  The Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced yesterday that Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.6% in June. This announcement continues to demonstrate Michigan’s positive economic momentum. This decrease in Michigan’s unemployment rate continues to trend with the federal 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. Nate Shannon (D- Sterling Heights) issued the following statement on the historically low unemployment numbers: 


“The 102nd Legislature has delivered positive change, and we will continue to put in the work to create economic opportunities for Michigan’s hard-working people. We are opening doors to success that Michiganders want and deserve. This low unemployment rate is something special — the result of policies and investments that benefit working families and businesses alike.”


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.