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Michigan’s July jobless rate rises to 10.9 percent

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Since July 2010, unemployment in Michigan has fallen by 14 percent, outpacing the national rate of decline of about 5 percent. Total Michigan employment fell by 33,000 in July, while the number of unemployed rose by 15,000.

The auto industry saw fewer planned seasonal layoffs in July, causing transportation equipment jobs to increase by 13 percent. Professional and business services jobs dropped by 3,000.

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