Michigan jobless rate rises 0.1 pct.

The state says Michigan's jobless rate rose 0.1 percentage points in June, the second consecutive monthly increase after a yearlong decline.
AP Wire
Jul 18, 2012

June's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 8.6 percent, compared with April's 8.5 percent.

The Michigan jobless rate in June was 2 percentage points below the state's June 2011 rate of 10.6 percent. The national jobless rate decreased by 0.9 percentage points over that period.

The state's unemployment rate in June was 0.4 percentage points above the national rate of 8.2 percent.

The state Department of Technology, Management and Budget says total employment declined statewide by 8,000 in June, while the number of unemployed increased by 7,000.

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Tri-cities realist

And I thought the private sector was "doing fine". I don't understand how "total employment declined statewide by 8,000 in June, while the number of unemployed increased by 7,000." What happened to the other 1000, did they not apply for unemployment, or did they leave Michigan for greener pastures (pun intended)?

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