This Weeks US and Michigan Unemployment Rates

The number of Americans looking for unemployment benefits fell last week.

The Labor Department says jobless claims dropped by 24,000 last week.

But claims are still high by historic standards.

In Michigan last week, more than 21,000 people applied for unemployment benefits.

It’s 182 more than the week before.

Michigan usually sees a large jump in claims filed each summer due to auto manufacturers and their suppliers temporarily shutting down their plants and facilities.