A forecast from the University of Michigan says the state will add jobs and see lower unemployment over the next two years. The economists say they expect Michigan will add about 126,000 jobs in that period, and that the jobless rate will fall from 5 percent to 4.8 percent at the end of 2016 and 4.5 percent at the end of 2017. In all, Michigan will have gained more than 586,000 jobs during the economic recovery from summer 2009 through the end of 2017.

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