Labor stats show Michigan's unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point last month to 6.8 percent.
The jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points above the U.S. rate of 5.4 percent. But the state rate was eight-tenths of a percentage point below last year's rate at this time when it was 7.6 percent.
Michigan's unemployment rolls grew by 5,000 between August and September, to 383,000.
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