Economy

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

The Dearborn-based auto club says Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.17 per gallon. That's about 34 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $2.13 per gallon in the Detroit area, while the highest average was about $2.23 per gallon in the Jackson 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 14 cents a gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.12 per gallon. That's about 31 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

AAA says the national price and prices in all ten surveyed Michigan metropolitan areas also are above the $2 mark.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The state says Michigan's monthly unemployment rate remained unchanged last month but the labor force continues to gain ground.  

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Wednesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 4.8 percent, the same as February. The labor force also had a net gain of 26,000 workers — the ninth consecutive monthly increase.

The March jobless rate was a percentage point below the same month last year and slightly below the national rate for the second straight month.

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

The Dearborn-based auto club says Sunday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.98 per gallon. That's about 36 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $1.89 per gallon in the Saginaw, Bay City and Midland areas, while the highest average was about $2.04 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 risen by about 11 cents a gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.07 per gallon. That's about 33 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

The lowest average price was about $2.02 per gallon in the Detroit area, while the highest average was about $2.14 per gallon in the Jackson 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 5 cents a gallon in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.96 per gallon Sunday. That's about 49 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the first time in seven weeks that statewide average daily gas prices have decreased.

The lowest average price was about $1.91 per gallon in the Lansing area, while the highest average was about $2.05 per gallon in the Marquette area.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Wisconsin's unemployment rate didn't budge last month.  

Preliminary data the state Department of Workforce Development released Thursday shows the state's unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in February, unchanged from January. The national unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in February.

The state added a total of 7,200 nonfarm jobs last month. The state added 8,000 private sector jobs but lost 800 government jobs.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Figures show unemployment in Michigan continues to fall. 

The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget reports Wednesday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February dipped to 4.8 percent.

It was 4.9 percent in January.

Total employment rose over the month by 36,000 while the number of unemployed declined by 4,000. February also marked the eight consecutive months of gains in Michigan's workforce level.

The U.S. jobless rate in February was 4.9 percent. Michigan's jobless rate was 5.9 percent in February 2015.

DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have increased by about 5 cents a gallon in the past week.  

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.02 per gallon Sunday. That's about 42 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the sixth consecutive week that statewide average daily gas prices have increased. AAA Michigan says it's the first time since November that the statewide average daily price has been over $2 per gallon.

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

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.96 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 35 cents less than it was at the same point last year.

It's the fifth consecutive week that statewide average daily gas prices have increased.

The lowest average price was about $1.94 per gallon in the Flint area, while the highest average was about $1.97 per gallon in the Detroit area.

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