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State, Ottawa County jobless rates fall in August

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:08 AM

Statewide, the unadjusted jobless rate in August was 11 percent, compared with 11.9 percent in July.  

Rates ranged from a low of 7.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 12.9 percent in the Detroit region. Seasonally unadjusted payroll jobs in Michigan increased by 0.3 percent in August.

Jobs were added in manufacturing, construction and professional and business services. The state lost government jobs.

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