Michigan's Regional Jobless Rates Hold Steady 4-22-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Michigan's Regional Jobless Rates Hold Steady 4-22-2011

The state says seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in most regions of Michigan did not change much in March.
Six of the state's 17 major regional labor markets saw no change in the jobless rate compared with February. Seven areas had minor increases and four had marginal declines.
Figures were released Thursday by the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.
Rates ranged from a low of 7.1 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 15.2 percent in the northeast part of the Lower Peninsula. Six regions saw unemployment rates below 10 percent last month.
Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for March and changes since February:
  • Ann Arbor, 7.1 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.
  • Battle Creek, 9.4 percent, unchanged.
  • Bay City, 10.8 percent, compared with 10.7 percent.
  • Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 11.8 percent, unchanged.
  • Flint, 11.8 percent, unchanged.
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 9.1 percent, compared with 8.9 percent.
  • Holland-Grand Haven, 9.3 percent, unchanged.
  • Jackson, 10.8 percent, unchanged.
  • Kalamazoo-Portage, 9.5 percent, compared with 9.4 percent.
  • Lansing-East Lansing, 8.6 percent, compared with 8.3 percent.
  • Monroe, 10.9 percent, compared with 10.5 percent.
  • Muskegon-Norton Shores, 11.1 percent, compared with 11.3 percent.
  • Niles-Benton Harbor, 11 percent, compared with 11.1 percent.
  • Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 10.6 percent, compared with 10.4 percent.
  • Upper Peninsula, 11.8 percent, unchanged.
  • Northeast Lower Michigan, 15.2 percent, compared with 15.5 percent.
  • Northwest Lower Michigan, 13.4 percent, compared with 13.5 percent.
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