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Michigan joblessness rate unchanged

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:43 PM

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Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate in May of 7.3 percent unchanged from April

Michigan authorities say the unadjusted unemployment was unchanged from April to May.

The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget on Thursday released seasonally unadjusted joblessness figures for May.

The statewide unemployment rate was 7.3 percent. It was 8.6 percent at the same time last year.

The department says May's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.3 percent in the Ann Arbor and Holland-Grand Haven regions to a high of 9.2 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It says the rate was 8 percent in the populous Detroit area, a 0.1-point increase.

Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for May, followed by April:

— Michigan, 7.3 percent, compared with 7.3 percent.

— Ann Arbor, 5.3 percent, compared with 4.8 percent.

— Battle Creek, 6.3 percent, compared with 6 percent.

— Bay City, 7.6 percent, compared with 7.7 percent.

— Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 8 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

— Flint, 8 percent, compared with 7.8 percent.

— Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 5.4 percent, compared with 5.1 percent.

— Holland-Grand Haven, 5.3 percent, compared with 5 percent.

— Jackson, 7.3 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

— Kalamazoo-Portage, 6.3 percent, compared with 6 percent.

— Lansing-East Lansing, 6.4 percent, compared with 6.1 percent.

— Monroe, 6.8 percent, compared with 7.4 percent.

— Muskegon-Norton Shores, 7 percent, compared with 6.9 percent.

— Niles-Benton Harbor, 7.2 percent, compared with 6.9 percent.

— Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 7.6 percent, compared with 7.4 percent.

— Upper Peninsula, 8.4 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

— Northeast Lower Michigan, 9.2 percent, compared with 11.2 percent.

— Northwest Lower Michigan, 7.9 percent, compared with 9 percent.

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

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