LANSING, Mich. (AP) â¿¿ Michigan says the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has risen statewide and on most of its regional labor markets.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the statewide unadjusted jobless rate was 9.7 percent in July, compared with 9.4 percent in June.
That follows a 1 percentage point jump from May to June.
The department says July unemployment rates ranged from a low of 7.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 11.3 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It says the rate was 10.4 percent in the populous Detroit area.The state says the increases reflect typical seasonal employment changes.