July 21, 2017

Stats of the Day: Michigan-Detroit vs. Ohio-Cleveland Unemployment (Update: Indiana Is at 3.0 Percent)

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:42 am

Stats of the Day: Michigan-Detroit vs. Ohio-Cleveland Unemployment

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, January 2011:

  • Michigan — 10.9 percent (absolute high was 14.9 percent in June 2009)
  • Metro Detroit — 12.1 percent (absolute high was 16.3 percent in June 2009)
  • Ohio — 9.2 percent (absolute high was 11.0 percent in January 2010)
  • Metro Cleveland — 7.6 percent (absolute high was 8.9 percent in June 2009)

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates, June 2017, as reported today:

  • Michigan — 3.8 percent
  • Metro Detroit — 3.8 percent
  • Ohio — 5.0 percent
  • Metro Cleveland — 5.9 percent
  • UPDATE: Indiana — 3.0 percent

During Governor John Kasich’s time in office thus far, Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped by 4.2 points, but is now over a half-point above the national average of 4.4 percent.

Metro Cleveland has seen its unemployment rate drop by only 1.7 points since January 2011 to a rate which is now 1.5 points above the national average.

During Governor Rick Snyder’s time in office thus far, Michigan’s unemployment rate has dropped by 7.1 points, and is now over a half-point below the national average.

Metro Detroit has seen its unemployment rate drop by 8.3 points since January 2011 to a rate which is now 0.6 points below the national average.

Ohio’s governor thought his record was so great that he ran for President. Meanwhile, Michigan’s governor has governed. Indiana’s former governor is now the nation’s Vice President.

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