Michigan's jobless rate remains at 8.5 percent

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Michigan's unemployment rate didn't change in June, holding steady at 8.5 percent.

The state announced its latest seasonally adjusted employment figures on Wednesday.

Michigan has had the nation's highest annual average jobless rate since 2006. The national unemployment rate last month was unchanged at 5.5 percent.

The state's summer hiring remains sluggish. But some workers who were on temporary layoffs because of labor disputes in the auto industry were called back to their jobs in June.

Michigan's unemployment rate is at its highest point since late 1992.

The state's jobless rate one year ago was 7.1 percent.

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