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Warren-Troy Metro Area 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 the Warren-Troy metro area. This most recent labor force data includes an analysis of employment statistics through March 2022.

Some key figures for the region relate to the overall fall in unemployment from roughly 77,396 unemployed in March 2021 to 52,342 unemployed in March 2022, bringing down the unemployment rate from 5.9 percent to 3.9 percent over 12 months.

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 1,224,538 to 1,286,908, demonstrating the increase in employment rate.

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.