By the Numbers

5.4 ­— Michigan’s unemployment rate in April.

5.4 — The national unemployment rate in April.

9/2000 —  The last time Michigan unemployment was as low as the rate for the nation as a whole.

410,000 — The increase in Michigan jobs since the end of  the recession.

7.6 percent — The percentage of state GDP generated by auto and auto parts manufacturing in 2012.

25.1 percent — The percent of state GDP generated by motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing in 1965.