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Michigan jobless rate unchanged at 7.5 percent

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:49 PM

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday that June's jobless rate was the same as May's. The rate was 7.4 in April, when it hit the lowest level in six years.

The national rate for June was 6.1 percent, down two-tenths of a point from May.

Michigan's jobless rate stood at 8.9 percent in June 2013.

The state said that Michigan's civilian labor force was up slightly in June, rising by 1,000 to 4.744 million, and the number of people working fell 3,000 to 4.386 million.

The state said 357,000 people were unemployed but actively seeking work last month.

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