LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan reports that that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percentage points statewide and fell in 15 of 17 major labor markets.
The March figures released Thursday show joblessness statewide at 9%, compared with 9.4% in February and 11.2 percent in March 2011.
The figures show lower unemployment rates everywhere on a year-to-year basis.
Seasonally adjusted joblessness has been falling for months in Michigan. It stood at 8.8% in February.
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GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
Two people were taken to the hospital after one vehicle crossed the center line, causing a head-on crash in Ada Township Friday night.
The cleanup effort began Sunday morning in East Lansing, after people mobbed the streets and set fires in the wake of Michigan State's Saturday night win over Ohio State University.