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Fri March 21, 2014
Michigan joblessness rises slightly
LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment has risen 0.4 percentage points in the latest monthly report to 8.1 percent.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released regional joblessness figures for January on Thursday.
The statewide rate in January is down from 9.9 percent one year earlier.
The department says January's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 13.2 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It says the rate was 8.5 percent in the populous Detroit area, a 0.5-point increase.
The state says weather typically drives up unemployment in winter months.