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State's December jobless rate falls

January 24, 2011

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December dropped over the month by seven-tenths of a percentage point to 11.7 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Unemployment fell by 42,000; however, total employment edged upward by only 5,000. This resulted in a 37,000 reduction in the state’s labor force over the month.

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Michigans October jobless rate edges downward

November 21, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October declined slightly over the month by two-tenths of a percentage point to 12.8 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Unemployment edged downward by 6,000 in October, and total employment was essentially unchanged (-1,000). The combination of these reductions pushed the state’s labor force down by 7,000 over the month.

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Michigan's unemployment rate down slightly

October 25, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September edged downward over the month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 13.0 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Unemployment declined by 9,000 in September, while total employment nudged upward by 4,000. The U.S. unemployment rate in September was unchanged at 9.6 percent.

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Michigan’s August jobless rate unchanged

September 20, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August was unchanged over the month at 13.1 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. The state’s labor force and total employment declined over the month by 15,000 and 13,000, respectively, while unemployment edged slightly downward.

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Michigan's July jobless rate declines slightly

August 23, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was little changed, edging downward over the month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 13.1 percent, according to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. The state’s labor force recorded a reduction of 18,000 in July, with total employment declining by 14,000. The number of unemployed in Michigan also edged down slightly over the month.

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Rates changed little in most regional labor markets

July 26, 2010

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were little changed in most of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in June, according to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment and labor force levels advanced seasonally in almost all regions.

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States June jobless rate falls to 132 percent

July 19, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June decreased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 13.2 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Unemployment declined by 21,000 in June, but total employment was little changed, edging upward by 1,000. The state’s labor force fell by 20,000 over the month.

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Michigans May jobless rate declines to 136 percent

June 22, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May decreased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 13.6 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment rose by 24,000 in May while unemployment fell by 19,000. The state’s labor force edged upward over the month.

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Michigan’s May jobless rate declines to 136 percent

June 21, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May decreased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 13.6 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment rose by 24,000 in May while unemployment fell by 19,000. The state’s labor force edged upward over the month.

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Michigan's April jobless rate declines slightly

May 24, 2010

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April nudged downward over the month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 14.0 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth. Total employment and the state’s labor force rose by 28,000 and 27,000 respectively in April, as unemployment was little changed, declining slightly by 1,000.

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