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Thu July 23, 2009
Unemployment rates rose across Michigan in June
LANSING, MI – Unemployment rates rose in all 17 of Michigan's major labor markets in June.
The loss of manufacturing jobs and of seasonal employment in education drove up the unemployment rates announced by the state Thursday. Michigan gained seasonal tourism jobs.
All of Michigan's regional markets had unemployment rates of more than 10% last month, ranging from a low of 10.6% in Ann Arbor to a high of 17.4% in Flint.
Two rural counties, Baraga and Oscoda, each had jobless rates of
more than 20%.
Regional unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. National and state unemployment rates are adjusted to remove seasonal influences.
Michigan's statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 15.2% was highest in the nation.