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March jobless rate improves in Branch County

Unemployment graphic copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.
Unemployment graphic copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Branch County’s jobless rate is down more than a half percent, improving to 7.7% for March, compared to 8.4% for February.  A year ago, the county’s unemployment rate was 8.8%. The state says the area enjoyed job gains last month in construction along with health and educational services.  The Michigan unemployment rate state wide averaged 8% in March.  

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