The state says Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 8.4 percent in the latest month as the size of the workforce and the number of people employed both grew.
The state reports Michigan’s seasonally unadjusted jobless rate hit 8.9 percent in December, up from 7.9 percent in November.
The job market is tough, in Michigan the unemployment rate is at 8.9 percent, but there are jobs out there
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
The state says Michigan’s jobless rate has hit its lowest level since summer 2008 amid employment gains and stable workforce levels.
Michigan officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell sharply again in the latest month to 9.3 percent, the lowest level in more than three years.
Unemployment rates fell in half of U.S. states last month, a sign that September’s pickup in hiring was felt around the country; Michigan had the third-highest rate.
The Department of Labor released May unemployment figures, which show an increase in unemployment to 16.5% for Americans ages 18-24.
Michigan’s jobless rate continues to fall, dropping slightly to 10.3 percent in March.
The state says the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate decreased in 16 of Michigan’s 17 major regional labor markets between January and February.