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Mayor Andy Schor and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce today released a statement on the recent announcement made by the State of Michigan regarding the regional jobless rates that includes an increase in jobs and decrease in unemployment in the City of Lansing.

“I was pleased to see that unemployment is dropping and jobs are increasing in Lansing,” said Mayor Schor. “The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced that Lansing’s unemployment rate has dropped once again and is now at 5%. Lansing and Ann Arbor had the largest advances in employment gains and payroll job advances, with gains in each area of 3.8%. As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy is bouncing back, and Lansing residents are getting back to work!”

“The employment gains we are seeing in the Lansing region is testimony to the success of our community’s collaborative strategy to emerge and relaunch from the COVID pandemic stronger than ever,” said Tim Daman, President and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The results of those efforts are that we are seeing robust, consistent growth in all sectors of our economy. It will be important for our business leaders and elected officials to work together to advance policies and strategies that create an environment for economic growth into 2022 and beyond.”

For more information, see the State of Michigan’s release: