Unemployment Rate Rises in Mid-Michigan

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

July 2012 - 8.4%
June 2012 - 7.7%
July 2011 - 9.4%

July 2012 - 9.4%
June 2012 - 8.8%
July 2011 - 11.0%

From: Department of Technology, Management, and Budget:
July Unemployment Rates Advance Seasonally in all of Michigan's Regional Labor Markets
Lansing - Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in all of Michigan's 17 major labor market areas in July, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment and labor force levels declined in the majority of regions over the month.
"July jobless rate increases are typical in Michigan's local labor markets," said Rick Waclawek, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives. "Employment drops occur in most areas due to seasonal short-term job cuts in local education, temporary help, and manufacturing."
From June to July, regional jobless rate increases ranged from 0.3 to 1.7 percentage points with a moderate median advance of 0.6 of a percentage point. The largest over-the-month rate upturns occurred in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Flint and Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), with the rates in those three areas up over a full percentage point. In July, six major regions in Michigan displayed jobless rates at or below the U.S. seasonally unadjusted rate of 8.6 percent.

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