Unemployment rate rises in all 17 Michigan regions

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. Michigan says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have increased in all 17 of the state's labor markets.

Figures released Thursday by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget show Michigan's overall unadjusted unemployment rate rose by 1 percentage point, from May's 8.4 percent to 9.4 percent in June.

The department says rates ranged from a low of 6.8 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It says the rate was 10.3 percent in the Detroit area.

The department says regional jobless rate increases from May to June ranged from 0.1 to 1.3 percentage points with a median hike of 0.6 of a percentage point. According to state officials, rates historically advance in June by around half of a percentage point.

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Michigan's major labor market areas and their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for June, followed by May:

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- Michigan, 9.4 percent, compared with 8.4 percent.

- Ann Arbor, 6.8 percent, compared with 5.9 percent.

- Battle Creek, 8 percent, compared with 7.3 percent.

- Bay City, 9.3 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

- Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 10.3 percent, compared with 9 percent.

- Flint, 10.1 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 7 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.

- Holland-Grand Haven, 7.2 percent, compared with 6.6 percent.

- Jackson, 9.4 percent, compared with 8.7 percent.

- Kalamazoo-Portage, 8 percent, compared with 7.4 percent.

- Lansing-East Lansing, 8.1 percent, compared with 7.5 percent.

- Monroe, 8.8 percent, compared with 8.2 percent.

- Muskegon-Norton Shores, 9.2 percent, compared with 8.6 percent.

- Niles-Benton Harbor, 9.4 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

- Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 9.5 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

- Upper Peninsula, 9.6 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

- Northeast Lower Michigan, 11 percent, compared with 10.8 percent.

- Northwest Lower Michigan, 9.4 percent, compared with 9.3 percent.


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