Joblessness drops in Michigan north, up elsewhere

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. Michigan says that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have dropped in the north while rising slightly in other regions.

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the May figures Thursday, showing the statewide unemployment rate at 8.4 percent. The rate was 8.2 percent in April and 8.9 percent in May 2012.

The populous Detroit-area job market accounts for about half the state's workforce, and its unemployment rate was little changed. It was 9 percent in May, compared with 8.9 percent in April.

The northeastern Lower Peninsula reports a 1 percentage point drop, from 11.8 percent to 10.8 percent. Rates are down slightly in the northwestern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula.


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