The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the December job figure Wednesday.
Unemployment figures have dropped in most of Michigan’s regional labor markets, but have risen up north.
The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups
The rate was 8.8 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April 2012.
Michigan’s unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent last month, as the number of people working rose while the number of jobless people shrank.
Authorities say Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points in the latest month to 9.1 percent.
Michigan is reporting a seasonal 1.1 percentage point drop in joblessness statewide and in all 17 regional employment markets.
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were up last month in each of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas.
Michigan’s unemployment rate is on the rise, jumping 0.4 percentage points to 9 percent in the latest figures from the state.
The state says Michigan’s jobless rate rose 0.1 percentage points in June, the second consecutive monthly increase after a yearlong decline.