Economy

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent in November, marking the first month this year the state's jobless rate was above the national rate.  

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday the rate was up from 4.7 percent in October and above the national November rate of 4.6 percent.

Michigan seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased for the third time in three months in November, but was below November 2015's rate of 5.1 percent.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA says it expects that more than 1.5 million people in Michigan will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday. 

The auto club says Tuesday it would be the most travelers since 2007 and a 2 percent increase from last year. Reasons cited include improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising wages, increased consumer spending and consumer confidence.

LANSING, MI--   Hunting isn’t only a tradition in Michigan—it’s an economic boon.  

That’s according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which estimates hunting generates more than $2.3 billion in economic impact.  That includes expenses related to food and lodging and $1.3 billion spent on equipment. 

This year more than 525,000 hunters are expected to participate in the firearms deer season. 

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 10 cents per gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon. That's about 13 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The drop follows a 10-cent rise in the previous week.

The lowest average price was about $2.15 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.33 per gallon in the Marquette area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 10 cents per gallon in the past week.

The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.34 per gallon. That's about 13 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the second week in a row that the statewide average has increased.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 6 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 29 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $2.15 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.28 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state. 

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 4 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.24 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 10 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $2.12 per gallon in the Traverse City area, while the highest average was about $2.30 per gallon in the Marquette area.

AAA Michigan surveys daily fuel prices at 2,800 gas stations across the state.  

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.20 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 9 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the second week in a row that the statewide weekly average gas price has dropped.

The lowest average price was about $2 per gallon in the Lansing area, while the highest average was about $2.35 per gallon in the Marquette area.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have dropped 10 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.28 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 9 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

Of the 10 metro areas surveyed by AAA, Lansing and East Lansing have the lowest average price of about $2.15 per gallon. The highest average is about $2.38 per gallon in the Ann Arbor area.

Price of gas rises

Aug 22, 2016

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen 7 cents per gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.32 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 59 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

AAA says gas prices in the Great Lakes region continue to be among the most volatile in the nation, amid refinery issues and tightening supplies.

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