The steel industry has been steadily losing jobs in the state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but there are some positive signs that it is beginning to rebound.
The Michigan Department of Labor reports that the number of people employed in the steel and cement manufacturing sector decreased by 9,000 jobs between August 2016 and August 2018, a decrease of 16.6 percent.
However, there were more than 1,800 jobs created in the manufacturing sector.
The industry has also been losing manufacturing jobs in recent years, and a recent report from the state’s Economic Development Corporation showed that Michigan lost 1,400 manufacturing jobs from January 2018 to September 2018.
The industry has a high concentration of people in the city of Detroit, where the unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in 2016.
However there were some gains during the Great Recession, and the unemployment rates have since dropped to 6.9 percent.
The state has also had a high unemployment rate in the Southwestern part of the state.
There, the unemployment for white and non-Hispanic residents was 8 percent in August 2017 and is now at 7.3 percent.
The unemployment rate for African-Americans was 4.5 percent in 2017 and was 8 per cent in 2018.