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Michigan jobless rate drops to 9.1 percent

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 AM

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget released the October jobless figures Wednesday. The department said Michigan's workforce reached a 2012 high of 4.67 million in October.

The nation's October unemployment rate was 7.9 percent, up from 7.8 percent in September.

Michigan's jobless rate has fallen 0.8 percentage points over 12 months from an October 2011 level of 9.9 percent. The rate rose in four straight months from April's 8.3 percent to August's 9.4 percent, before edging down to 9.3 percent in September.

Total employment in the state rose by a seasonally adjusted 13,000 in October to 4.25 million.

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