Unadjusted jobless rate down a point in Michigan

Michigan says the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has fallen in all of its regional labor markets.
AP Wire
Sep 27, 2013

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the statewide unadjusted jobless rate was 8.7 in August, compared with 9.7 percent in July.

The one percentage point drop follows a three-tenths of a percentage point gain from June to July.

The department said the jobless rates declined due to seasonal workforce reductions, as fewer workers sought employment. Payroll jobs increased in manufacturing and professional and business services during the month as workers were recalled from short-term retooling layoffs in the auto industry.

The largest rate decreases came in the Monroe and Flint areas.

The state said all of Michigan's 17 major labor markets reported jobless rates of 10 percent or lower.

Comments

Zegota

Well the unemployment rate should be going down by large numbers in a few weeks, and you can thank Obama Care for it. Many employers through out the country are now replacing full time employees with part timers. So they will not have to pay for the full benefit package from the Teflon President. It will be interesting to watch the employment numbers and full time positions play this game out, good luck people, here it comes. God Bless.

bigdeal

I am wondering what rock you have been sleeping under there Rip Van Winkle?
"Many employers through out the country are now replacing full time employees with part timers. So they will not have to pay for the full benefit package..." this exact thing has been happening for the last 30 years!!! Have you ever heard of the Republican union-busting brainchild called temp workers created in the 1980's? And for the last 10 years the 50-something generation has been pushed out (loosing their health care benefits) into unemployment (drastically reduced by Republicans when needed most, seen as a hand-out by R's but actually paid into by the employee his entire working life) and forced to spend their retirement funds to survive until they are 59½ and are eligible for Social Security that they paid into all their lives and is also not a government handout. Gesundheit.

LessThanAmused

AMEN!

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