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Michigan Joblessness Stable at 9 pct. for 3 Months

Michigan Joblessness Stable at 9 pct. for 3 Months
Posted November 20th, 2013 @ 2:52pm by The Associated Press

Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained flat at 9 percent for the third straight month.

The state announced the job figures Wednesday after the partial federal government shutdown caused a one-month interruption in the report.

The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the 9 percent unemployment for August through October is little changed from the October 2012 rate of 9.1 percent.

Michigan's jobless rate remains higher than the country's October rate of 7.3 percent.

The state agency says Michigan seasonally adjusted civilian workforce fell by 11,000 in the latest month to 4.725 million. It says the number of people working also fell by 11,000 to 4.301 million.

The state says total employment in Michigan is up by 77,000 since October 2012.

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