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Lansing Employment Data At a Glance

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently updated their labor force and employment related data for Lansing & East Lansing. This most recent labor force data includes an analysis of employment statistics through March 2022.

Some key figures for the metro area relate to the overall fall in unemployment from roughly 13,249 unemployed in March 2021 to 9,090unemployed in March 2022, bringing down the unemployment rate from 5.6 percent to 3.8 percent over 12 months.

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 223,676 to 232,045, demonstrating the increase in employment rate.