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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.
The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in most regions of Michigan in May as seasonal workers sought jobs.
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May increased slightly over the month by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, according to data released