Traverse City Restaurant Responds To Lower Unemployment Rate

A dip in the jobless rate means more people are finding a job.

Michigan’s rate fell to four point seven percent in May and is on par with the national unemployment rate.

It’s the lowest since 2001.

Total employment didn’t change, but the labor force and the number of unemployed people both went down by 6 thousand.

Local businesses, like Mama Lu’s in Traverse City, are looking forward to their new workers, who are happy to have found work.

"It wasn’t difficult finding a job once I heard about it but before that. The opportunity came to me almost. I’m just thankful I got a job and don’t have to look for one now," said Tyler Runyon.

Governor Snyder says while Michigan is moving in the right direction on jobs, we still have more work to do.