Michigan Job Market Is Stagnant

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Jobless rates in Michigan's 12 major labor markets didn't change much in September.

Some pockets of the state were hurt as summer and tourism-related employment dipped after Labor Day. But the state Labor Department says those losses were offset by teachers and school employees returning to work after summer break.

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were unchanged in four markets from August to September. Rates were up slightly in four markets and down slightly in four markets.

No market's unemployment rate changed by more than three-tenths of a percentage point.

The state's lowest jobless rate was 3.7 percent in the Ann Arbor region. The state's highest jobless rate was 8.3 percent in the Flint region.