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Ann Arbor Labor Market Has Lowest Rate of Unemployment in Michigan

Mar 21, 2014

State's January unadjusted joblessness 8.1 percent   

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - At five-percent, the rate of joblessness in the Ann Arbor labor market qualifies as lowest in the state. The Highest rate of unemployment is in the northeastern lower peninsula at 13.2 percent. 

In Detroit, unemployment is down a half-percentage point to 8.5 percent. Overall, Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment has risen 0.4 percentage points in the latest monthly report to 8.1 percent.  The statewide rate in January is down from 9.9 percent one year earlier.

The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released regional joblessness figures for January on Thursday.  The state says weather typically drives up unemployment in winter months.