By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District
Great news! According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, Michigan dropped six spots in November to the 10th highest unemployment rate among states.
This unemployment decline is a positive sign for Michigan as we work to regain our financial footing. Our state was hard-hit during the recent economic downturn, but things are finally looking brighter.
The 0.8 percentage point decline to a 9.8 percent jobless rate was the largest improvement in the employment rate in the country during the month of November.
For the past year the Legislature has been working hard to get Michigan back on the path to prosperity. While we’ve had to make some tough choices, this unemployment decline is an excellent indicator that things are finally starting to turn around.
As I look ahead to 2012, I will continue to do what’s best for Michigan. I am committed to getting our state back on the right track.
Sen. Joe Hune represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.