Michigan Unemployment Rate Up Slightly TweetShareGoogle+Email By Rick Pluta, MPRN LANSING, MI – Michigan's unemployment rate was virtually unchanged last month. The jobless rate rose 0.1% to 15.3%. The U-S jobless rate also rose by 0.1% to 9.8%. The state's jobless rate rose by 6.4% since September of last year. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.