Report: New Jobs Surge in Southeast Michigan During Second Quarter

Posted on October 24, 2016

With employment expanding by 1.4 percent, or 35,000 jobs, in Q2 2016, the total number of jobs held in southeast Michigan exceeded 2.6 million, which is a new high in employment in the region dating back to 2007, says a new report from the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan.

According to the Second Quarter Labor 2016 Market Report, nearly 20,000 previously unemployed individuals gained jobs in the region in Q2 2016, along with more than 15,000 new workers (for a total of 35,000 new jobs), bringing the unemployment rate down to 4.5 percent, a low not experienced in southeast Michigan since 2001.

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