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States jobless rate climbing

July 20, 2009

Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June rose one and one-tenth percentage points to 15.2 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Unemployment increased significantly by 59,000 over the month while total employment fell by 35,000. The net result was a 24,000 advance in the state's labor force in June.

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