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
March figures released Thursday show joblessness statewide at 9 percent, compared with 9.4 percent in February and 11.2 percent in March 2011.
The state says Michigan’s unemployment rate continues to decline.
Michigan’s unemployment rate continues its downward trend, dropping to 8.8 percent in February.
Officials say that seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates have increased in all 17 major labor markets, though manufacturing layoffs were less evident as rebounding car companies maintained production.