Unemployment in Michigan increases for 4th Straight Month

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan authorities say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.4 percentage points in the latest month to 9.4 percent.
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget released the August jobless figures Wednesday. The nation's August unemployment rate was 8.1 percent, down from 8.3 percent in July.
The state's jobless has fallen 1 percentage point over 12 months from an August 2011 level of 10.4 percent. But it has risen for four straight months from April's 8.3 percent.
Michigan says total employment in the state dropped by 18,000 in August and the number of unemployed rose by 16,000. The overall civilian labor force was little changed at 4.7 million.

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  • by Mariah Location: Bath on Sep 20, 2012 at 04:41 AM
    Where are the jobs promised as a result of Snyder's $1.8 billion tax cut for his cronies aka "the job creators" which was given at the expense of seniors and the working poor? Talk about a redistribution of wealth from the bottom and the middle to the pockets of the folks up at the top -- and no new jobs to show for it either! This, people, is the REAL agenda of the Republican Party: take from the poor, give to the rich, and smile as everything else goes to heck.
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