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Michigan Job Losses Nation's 12th Worst Since Pandemic Began

Employment down 6.9% here from Feb. 2020

The impact of government COVID-19 lockdowns on the earnings and employment of workers can be seen in recent federal labor statistics.

In Feb. 2020 Michigan's employment totaled 4.73 million according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By Feb. 2021, employment here had fallen by 6.9% to 4.41 million people.

In the U.S. as a whole, in Feb. 2021 employment totaled 149.52 million, which is 5.4% lower than the 158.02 million workers in Feb. 2020.

Michigan’s employment losses over this period were the 12th worst in the country.

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