LANSING, Mich., July 21, 2023 —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased to 3.6%, 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. Angela Witwer (Delta Township) issued the following statement on the historically low unemployment numbers: 

“Another month of historically low unemployment is proof that Michigan is on the right track. We’ve cut taxes for seniors and working families and passed a fiscally responsible state budget that preserves substantial rainy day funds. These numbers — combined with General Motors’ announcement of an additional shift at its Delta Township plant earlier this week — signal that Michigan’s economy is strong, and our investments in businesses and workers are paying off.” 

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.