Michigan Employment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New figures show increases in the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates across much of Michigan.

The state said Thursday that Michigan's unadjusted jobless rate rose to 14 percent in July from 13.1 percent in June.

When the rate is adjusted for seasonal changes, Michigan's July jobless rate was 13.1 percent, little changed from June's 13.2 percent.

The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth says the seasonally unadjusted rate for the Flint area was highest of the 17 regions in July at 15.4 percent. That's up from 14.1 percent in June.

The Detroit area's rate rose from 14.3 percent to 15.2 percent.

The Ann Arbor area had the lowest rate in July at 10 percent, little changed from June's 9.3 percent.

-- Ann Arbor, 10 percent, compared with 9.3 percent.
-- Battle Creek, 13 percent, compared with 11.5 percent.
-- Bay City, 12.8 percent, compared with 12 percent.
-- Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 15.2 percent, compared with 14.3 percent.
-- Flint, 15.4 percent, compared with 14.1 percent.
-- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 11.9 percent, compared with 11.1 percent.
-- Holland-Grand Haven, 12.6 percent, compared with 12 percent.
-- Jackson, 14.3 percent, compared with 13.2 percent.
-- Kalamazoo-Portage, 12.2 percent, compared with 11.4 percent.
-- Lansing-East Lansing, 11.3 percent, compared with 10.6 percent.
-- Monroe, 14.4 percent, compared with 12.9 percent.
-- Muskegon-Norton Shores, 14.9 percent, compared with 13.9 percent.
-- Niles-Benton Harbor, 14 percent, compared with 13.1 percent.
-- Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 13.2 percent, compared with 12.3 percent.
-- Upper Peninsula, 12.5 percent, compared with 11.9 percent.
-- Northeast Lower Michigan, 15 percent, compared with 14.2 percent.
-- Northwest Lower Michigan, 13.2 percent, compared with 12.8 percent.
-- MICHIGAN, 14 percent, compared with 13.1 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    The jobs are out there, but they are not at the level of unemployment benefits.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    Yes, the rates just keep going up in most of the areas but still no help getting these people back to work. And now I have talked with a few that I know who are on unemployment right now and will not be in another month cause it is going to run out on them and they will not be able to get anymore because they are at the maximum allowed which is 99 weeks so they will be homeless soon and have no play to go with winter coming, so them and there families will be out in the cold with no place warm to go. So I think this is a said time for all these people and things are going to get really bad. They give them some food assistance but now that has been cut and with no place to liv3e what good does it do to have money for food when you have not place to live so you can prepare meals for your family or even for yourself. But it has all just come down to the fact that no one cares cause it is not them this is happening to. It is a sad time for all these people and I am sorry to hear this.
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