Michigan jobless rate up 0.3 points to 8.4 percent

The state said Michigan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose three-tenths of a point to 8.7 percent in June as the size of the workforce grew faster than the number of people employed.
AP Wire
Jul 18, 2013

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the report Wednesday. May's unemployment rate of 8.4 percent was unchanged from April.

The rate has dropped 0.6 percent from June 2012's 9.3 percent.

Michigan's jobless rate remains higher than the nation's June rate of 7.6 percent, which was unchanged from May.

The state agency said total Michigan employment rose 9,000 in June to 4.311 million, while the labor force rose by 21,000 to 4.719 million. The state said 408,000 people were unemployed and seeking work in June.

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