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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