Jobless rate rises in all Michigan regions

Ottawa County's unemployment rate jumped from 6.5 percent in May to 7.2 percent in June.
AP Wire
Jul 26, 2012

gional labor markets.

The figures released Thursday by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget also show that Michigan's overall unadjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage points, from May's 8.9 percent to 9 percent in June.

The department said rates ranged from a low 6.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 10.3 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. The rate was 10.2 percent in the Detroit area.

Ottawa County's jobless rate jumped from 6.5 to 7.2 percent.

The department said the rising unemployment rate reflects an increase in the number of people seeking work. The number of people working also rose in June.

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

— Michigan, 9 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

— Ann Arbor, 6.2 percent, compared with 5.5 percent.

— Battle Creek, 7.9 percent, compared with 7.1 percent.

— Bay City, 8.7 percent, compared with 8.2 percent.

— Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 10.2 percent, compared with 9.9 percent.

— Flint, 9.6 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

— Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 7.3 percent, compared with 6.6 percent.

— Holland-Grand Haven, 7.2 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.

— Jackson, 8.8 percent, compared with 8 percent.

— Kalamazoo-Portage, 7.9 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

— Lansing-East Lansing, 7.7 percent, compared with 6.8 percent.

— Monroe, 8.4 percent, compared with 7.8 percent.

— Muskegon-Norton Shores, 9.2 percent, compared with 8.5 percent.

— Niles-Benton Harbor, 9.5 percent, compared with 8.6 percent.

— Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 9 percent, compared with 8.2 percent.

— Upper Peninsula, 9.1 percent, compared with 8.5 percent.

— Northeast Lower Michigan, 10.3 percent, compared with 10.1 percent.

— Northwest Lower Michigan, 9 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.

Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

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Tri-cities realist

And I thought the "private sector is doing fine" .... Hmmm

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