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State's jobless rate shows seasonal rise

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the state's seasonally unadjusted joblessness rate reached 7.9 percent in June, up from 7.3 percent in May. It was 9.4 percent in June 2013.

The department says June's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.7 percent in the Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids regions to a high of 9.2 percent in populous metropolitan Detroit. The Detroit-area rate is up from 8 percent in May, but down from 10.1 percent in June 2013.

The Holland-Grand Haven market was 5.8 percent in June, compared with 5.3 percent in May.

The Muskegon County jobless rate was 7.4 percent last month, compared with 7 percent in May.

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