LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August, its lowest point in 14 years.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point last month.
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says Wednesday that total employment rose by 8,000 in August while the number of unemployed declined by 7,000.
The U.S. jobless rate also decreased by two-tenths of a percentage point from July to August.
Michigan’s current workforce and employment levels are more than 350,000 below totals recorded in 2001.