Michigan joblessness rate unchanged

(CORRECTION) In a Thursday story about Michigan's unemployment rates, The Associated Press reported incorrect numbers for May. The numbers in the story were from May 2013, not May 2014.
AP Wire
Jun 27, 2014

Here is the corrected story:

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

Comments

Say no to new taxes

So much for an "improving economy".

angelshorty18

How can it be unchanged? There were 41 people laid off from a shop in grand haven in may.. I'm sure it didn't change

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