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Local unemployment rates drop in May

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on June 22, 2018 – 12:34 amNo Comment
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Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates were down across northeast Michigan in May.

In fact, the region’s rate of 5.9 percent was down 2.1 percent from April, the largest rate drop in the entire state.

According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, jobless rates declined in 14 of the state’s 17 major labor market areas last month.

Total employment rose in all areas over the month, while workforce levels increased in most regions.

There was a total of 5,000 unemployed workers in northeast Michigan in May.  Alpena County had the lowest jobless rate in the region at 4.7 percent, followed by Cheboygan 5.2, Alcona and Isoco 6.0, Oscoda 6.1, Presque Isle 6.7, and Montmorency County 8.0.

Michigan’s May unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent.

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