LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An estimated 37,000 state of Michigan workers represented by unions won't have to take unpaid furlough days this fiscal year because of a budget surplus, state officials said Wednesday.

The unionized workers had been expected to take four furlough days each in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. The furlough days were announced last fall because unions did not reach an agreement on concessions with Gov. Rick Snyder's administration.

But state officials have since determined they have a $457 million budget surplus from the last fiscal year that wasn't previously expected.

"No employees have taken a furlough day yet this year, and now none will be required to," Kurt Weiss, a spokesman for the state budget office, told The Associated Press in an e-mail.

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