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Grand Rapids market unemployment rate rises to 7.5 percent

September 17, 2013
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LANSING — The state has reported the latest seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has risen statewide and in most of its regional labor markets.

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said that the statewide unadjusted jobless rate was 9.7 percent in July, compared with 9.4 percent in June.

That follows a 1-percentage-point jump from May to June.

The department said July unemployment rates ranged from a low of 7.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11.3 percent in the northeastern lower peninsula.

It said the rate was 10.4 percent in the populous Detroit area.

The state said the increases reflect typical seasonal employment changes.

Michigan's major labor market areas and their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for July, followed by June:

- Michigan, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

- Ann Arbor, 7.2 percent, compared with 6.8 percent.

- Battle Creek, 8.5 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

- Bay City, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.3 percent.

- Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 10.4 percent, compared with 10.3 percent.

- Flint, 11.2 percent, compared with 10.1 percent.

- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 7.5 percent, compared with 7.1 percent.

- Holland-Grand Haven, 7.7 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

- Jackson, 9.8 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

- Kalamazoo-Portage, 8.4 percent, compared with 8 percent.

- Lansing-East Lansing, 8.9 percent, compared with 8.1 percent.

- Monroe, 9.5 percent, compared with 8.8 percent.

- Muskegon-Norton Shores, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

- Niles-Benton Harbor, 9.8 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

- Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 10.2 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

- Upper Peninsula, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.6 percent.

- Northeast Lower Michigan, 11.3 percent, compared with 11 percent.

- Northwest Lower Michigan, 9.3 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

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