Michigan unemployment on the decline

LANSING—Michigan dropped six spots in November to the 10th highest unemployment rate among states, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Tuesday.

The 0.8 percentage point decline to a 9.8 percent jobless rate was the largest improvement in the employment rate in the country during the month of November.

“Christmas came early for Michigan businesses this year,” said state Sen. Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township. “This decline in unemployment is an indicator that the steps the Legislature have taken are starting to improve the business climate in Michigan. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of good news for Michigan businesses; I look forward to the day when Michigan is the model for business across the country.”