State's unadjusted jobless rate up

Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has risen statewide and on most of its regional labor markets. The Ottawa County rate rose a half point from June to July.
AP Wire
Aug 23, 2013

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the statewide unadjusted jobless rate was 9.7 percent in July, compared with 9.4 percent in June. That follows a 1 percentage point jump from May to June.

The department said July unemployment rates ranged from a low of 7.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11.3 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It said the rate was 10.4 percent in the populous Detroit area.

The state said the increases reflect typical seasonal employment changes.

Michigan's major labor market areas and their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for July, followed by June:

— Michigan, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

— Ann Arbor, 7.2 percent, compared with 6.8 percent.

— Battle Creek, 8.5 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

— Bay City, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.3 percent.

— Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 10.4 percent, compared with 10.3 percent.

— Flint, 11.2 percent, compared with 10.1 percent.

— Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 7.5 percent, compared with 7.1 percent.

— Holland-Grand Haven, 7.7 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

— Jackson, 9.8 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

— Kalamazoo-Portage, 8.4 percent, compared with 8 percent.

— Lansing-East Lansing, 8.9 percent, compared with 8.1 percent.

— Monroe, 9.5 percent, compared with 8.8 percent.

— Muskegon-Norton Shores, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

— Niles-Benton Harbor, 9.8 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

— Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 10.2 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

— Upper Peninsula, 9.7 percent, compared with 9.6 percent.

— Northeast Lower Michigan, 11.3 percent, compared with 11 percent.

— Northwest Lower Michigan, 9.3 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget



Say no to new taxes

Gee, I wonder what the REAL unemployment rate is? My guess is around 16 percent.


These statistics are just a few minor side affects brought on by Austerity, Sequestration, and Cutting Government to the Bone to Make Up for Reduced Revenue due to Cutting Corporate Tax Rates.

Speaking of cutting Corporate tax rates in half, I thought the main purpose was to encourage business expansion and provide incentive for additional corporate hiring.....hhmmmm. Oh well, maybe in the NEXT quarterly statistics.


I wonder what the Emporer will be wearing then?


All temp service jobs anyway. Have noticed all the CNC machinist or Toolmaker jobs. All through temp agencies. And they wonder why they can't find anybody. Those jobs are the pits. A person crunches numbers all day. Some days 10 to 12 hours a day. At the end of the day you head is like swimming. Its a filthy environment to work in. The people act mentally ill. The language and music is the most foul imaginable. Save your kids according to one article - send them into different careers. Stay out of skilled trades. Guys have been seen urinated in coolant tanks during off shifts. Its an unhealthy occupation which leads to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, divorce, child abuse, drug addiction, alcoholism and prison terms.

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