LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the state’s unemployment rate remained constant over the past month.

Total employment in the state advanced by 3,000 while unemployment remained constant at 4.3 %. This resulted in a minor workforce increase of 3,000 in January.

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The national unemployment rate declined by one-tenth of a percentage point during the same time period, to 3.4%.

For the year, Michigan’s jobless rate fell .06%.