gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Tuesday July 29th


March Jobless Rates Down In SW Michigan
Thursday Apr 24, 2014 7:10pm

By: Mike Stiles

(JACKSON) – Jobless rates dropped around Southwest Michigan during the month of March.

Information released by the Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives shows the jobless rate in St. Joseph County dropped three-tenths of a percent from 6.8 to 6.5. One year ago, the county's jobless rate was at 7.9 percent.

Branch County's jobless rate dropped from 8.4 to 7.7 percent, which is better than the March 2013 jobless rate for Branch County which was at 8.8 percent.

Cass County also saw a drop in their jobless rate from 8.3 percent in February to 7.9 percent in March. One year ago it was at 8.6 percent.

Statewide, the jobless rate for March was an even 8 percent, down from 8.5 percent in February. In March 2013, the statewide jobless rate was 9.2 percent.

Labor Market Analyst Leonidas Murembya says job additions outpaced the number of new job seekers in March, resulting in a decline of unemployment rates by an average of four-tenths of a percentage point. Seasonal employment gains were recorded in construction, leisure and hospitality and professional and business services.

(07-28-2014) • Man Struck And Killed Sunday Night
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-28-2014) • High speed motorcyclist injured in Waterloo crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(07-28-2014) • Hiring event in Ligonier set for Thursday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: West Noble High School • Ligonier, IN
(07-28-2014) • Domestic dispute forces guests from rooms at motel near Howe
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 9 at the Indiana Toll Road • Howe, IN
(07-28-2014) • Teen hurt in Gator crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: CR 20 E of CR 31 • Middlebury, IN
(07-26-2014) • Sturgis Hospital Holding Health Fair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-26-2014) • Full Day Of Events At Heritage Festival
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Burr Oak, MI
(07-26-2014) • Topeka teen hurt in one vehicle crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Topeka, IN
(07-26-2014) • Motorcycle crash injures LaGrange woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-26-2014) • Chain O Lakes SP gets trail-ready wheel chair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(07-25-2014) • Fremont Grad Is Miss Panama
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(07-25-2014) • Five Ligonier Firms Holding Hiring Event
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: West Noble High School • Ligonier, IN
(07-25-2014) • Vermont Settlement Days This Weekend In Orland
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Orland, IN
(07-25-2014) • Three 2013 Records Broken During Livestock Auction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds • Angola, IN
(07-25-2014) • Retired area educator dies from cancer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-25-2014) • City Commission Approves Road Projects
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-25-2014) • Heritage Festival Underway In Burr Oak
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Burr Oak, MI
(07-25-2014) • Passenger dies from injuries suffered in Steuben crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Kendallville, IN
(07-25-2014) • SCLC Annual Meeting On August 2nd
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lake James Christian Assembly • Angola, IN
(07-25-2014) • Hailey Fisher Wins Steuben Supreme Showman Contest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds • Angola, IN
(07-24-2014) • Habitat For Humanity Auction one week away
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana Auction Barn • Shipshewana, IN
(07-24-2014) • PH football, baseball fields damaged by vandal
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights School campus • LaGrange, IN
(07-24-2014) • Missing Cass County Man Found In White Pigeon
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: White Pigeon, MI
(07-24-2014) • Bolt Explains Road Millage To City Commission
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-24-2014) • NEO Going Strong
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-24-2014) • GOP Caucuses Scheduled To Fill Council Seats
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-24-2014) • Wasp watch Friday in Ontario Park
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Ontario Park • Howe, IN
(07-24-2014) • Brokaw To Close July 31st For Remodeling
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-24-2014) • PH Elementary To Take Part In Free Summer Meal Program
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Brushy Prairie
(07-24-2014) • Robbery Suspect Formally Charged In Branch County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Branch County Courthouse • Coldwater, MI
(07-23-2014) • LaGrange COA gets power door thanks to Community Foundation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-23-2014) • Middlebury woman found dead in burning home
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 11000 block of CR 4 • Middlebury, IN
(07-23-2014) • Stabbing Suspect Arraigned
(07-23-2014) • Glen Oaks To Offer Classes In Bronson
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Centreville, MI





Contact WBET
STURGIS269/651-WBET
COLDWATER517/278-WBET
wbet@wbetfm.com

pfc

businesses