Jobless Rates Fall Across Michigan, Rise Up North

Jan 3, 2013

Unemployment figures have dropped for the majority of Michigan's regional labor markets, but have risen up north. 

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The state said Thursday that Michigan's seasonally unadjusted jobless rate was at 7.9% in November, down from 8.3% in October. The rates were lower in 14 of the state's 17 major labor markets but up in three northern Michigan areas.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the labor markets that saw unemployment rate increases were the Upper Peninsula, Northeast Lower Michigan and Northwest Lower Michigan.
The largest November drop of 0.8 of a percentage point was recorded in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia region.

The biggest increase was from 8.6% to 9.6% in the Northeast Lower Michigan market.