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5/13/14 – A newly released report indicates that the job situation in Livingston County is improving. Employment in Livingston County rose by 2.7% in the last year, and 5.2% in the past two years according to the Workforce Intelligence Network, a collaborative effort between nine southeast Michigan community colleges, local workforce boards and economic development partners. According to the group, Livingston County’s unemployment rate is down to 8.1% from 9.7% last year. By comparison, Southeast Michigan as a whole saw their unemployment rate drop from 9.1% to 8.5% in the past year. Livingston County’s labor force is growing at the fastest rate in Southeast Michigan, up 1% in the last year and 3.8% in the past two. That is close to pre-recession levels. In fact, the report says Livingston County is only about 3,000 jobs away from the pre-recession levels of 2008. (JK)


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