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Michigan’s June jobless rate increases as workforce expands

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June increased over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.7 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The state’s labor force rose by 21,000 in June as total employment advanced by 9,000 and the number […]

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More jobseekers in May push unemployment rates up in Southwest Michigan

Posted June 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A significant number of individuals entered the job market seeking summer employment in May. The resulting rise in the labor force more than offset the gains in employment, leading to a broad increase in jobless rates throughout the Southwest region. Unemployment rates rose over the month in almost all Southwest Michigan counties, with rate gains […]

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May jobless rates increase seasonally in most of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted June 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates rose in 14 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in May, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment and labor force levels increased seasonally in all 17 regions over the month. “May unemployment rate increases throughout much of the state reflected a larger-than-normal […]

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Michigan’s May jobless rate unchanged

Posted June 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Michigan Payroll Jobs Expand Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was flat over the month at 8.4 percent, according to data released Wednesday (June 19) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment rose by 24,000 over the month as Michigan’s labor force advanced by 28,000. The number […]

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Michigan’s April jobless rate edges down

Posted May 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down in April by one-tenth of a percentage point to 8.4 percent, according to data released Wednesday (May 15) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment rose by 19,000 over the month while the number of unemployed declined by 5,000. The net […]

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March unemployment rates decline in all of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted April 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in March, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment levels rose in all regions over the month, while labor force levels were little changed throughout most areas. “Local area unemployment rates have trended downward […]

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Michigan’s March unemployment rate falls

Posted April 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March declined over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, according to data released Wednesday (April 17) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment rose by 17,000 over the month while the number of unemployed decreased by 14,000. […]

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February unemployment rates stable throughout Southwest Michigan region

Posted April 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Labor market conditions remained essentially unchanged in regional metro areas in February. Unemployment rates were similar to the prior month’s levels, and private sector job levels in most metro areas were little changed. Over the past year, regional jobless rates have edged down and payroll job gains have occurred. Labor Force Was Up Over the […]

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Seasonal job cuts in January resulted in higher unemployment rates throughout the Southwest Michigan region

Posted March 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Seasonal job cuts in January resulted in higher unemployment rates throughout the Southwest Michigan region.  Seasonal job reductions were recorded in construction and leisure and hospitality in January.  According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, temporary holiday-related retail job levels also fell in January. Furthermore, seasonal layoffs of support staff in education […]

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December jobless rates increase seasonally in all of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted January 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates rose in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in December, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment levels decreased in most regions over the month, while labor force levels increased in the majority of areas. “December labor market activity throughout the state […]

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Michigan’s December unemployment rate unchanged, annual rate falls for third year in a row

Posted January 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was unchanged over the month at 8.9 percent, according to data released Wednesday (January 16th) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment declined by 11,000 in December; however the number of unemployed was little changed, edging upward by 1,000. The net […]

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November jobless rates edge downward in majority of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted January 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined slightly in 14 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in November, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment and labor force levels decreased in all regions over the month. “Unemployment rates declined over the month throughout Michigan mostly due to a reduction […]

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Michigan’s November unemployment rate declines, dips for third consecutive month

Posted December 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November edged down over the month by two-tenths of a percentage point to 8.9 percent, according to data released Wednesday (December 19) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The state’s labor force level recorded a reduction of 24,000 over the month as total […]

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Michigan’s October unemployment rate decreases

Posted November 15, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October declined over the month by two-tenths of a percentage point to 9.1 percent, according to data released Wednesday (November 14) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment in Michigan rose by 13,000 in October, while the number of unemployed decreased by […]

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September jobless rates drop with job gains in education and fewer seasonal jobseekers

Posted October 26, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Southwest Michigan labor market analysis from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget reports that typical seasonal employment changes were observed in September. Employment rose in the education sector (public and private), while jobs declined in leisure and hospitality services. At the same time, students and other seasonal workers continued to leave the […]

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Michigan’s September unemployment rate edges downward

Posted October 17, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September edged down over the month by one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.3 percent, according to data released Wednesday (October 17) by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment in Michigan increased by 11,000 in September, as the state’s labor force rose […]

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August jobless rates fall seasonally in all of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted September 27, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates decreased in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in August, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment levels were mixed throughout the various areas over the month, while labor force levels declined in all 17 regions. “Regional jobless rates fell in August […]

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Michigan’s August unemployment rate moves upward

Posted September 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August increased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 9.4 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). Total employment in Michigan declined by 18,000 in August, as the total number of unemployed rose by 16,000. […]

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July unemployment rates advance seasonally in all of Michigan’s regional labor markets

Posted August 24, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in July, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Total employment and labor force levels declined in the majority of regions over the month. “July jobless rate increases are typical in Michigan’s local labor markets,” said […]

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Michigan’s July unemployment rate rises

Posted August 16, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Lansing – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July increased over the month by four-tenths of a percentage point to 9.0 percent, according to data released Wednesday (August 15)by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB). The number of unemployed in Michigan moved up by 19,000 in July, while the size of the […]

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