Kalamazoo labor market

7:15 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Jobless rates drop in most Michigan labor markets in April

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Michigan's unemployment rate was 8.2% last month
Calhoun County's jobless rate edged down in April while its employment remained flat, according to data released Thursday. The state's Bureau of Labor Market Information reported a 6.6 percent unemployment rate for the county, down from 6.8 percent in March. That number was 7.1 percent in April 2012.
9:42 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Unemployment rate down in March for Kalamazoo labor market

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Jobless rate was 7.1% last month, down from 8.3% in March of last year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Three-hundred more jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries and 100 more in construction helped improve the unemployment rate in March in the Kalamazoo-Portage area, the state reported Thursday. One-hundred additional jobs were reported in government as well as in professional and business services, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
7:37 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Kalamazoo labor market's unemployment rate 7.3% in December

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Seasonally unadjusted jobless rate was 8% in December of 2011.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Seasonal job cuts in state and local public education and in construction are considered the primary reasons for a net loss of 1,500 jobs in the Kalamazoo-Portage area during December. That resulted in an uptick in the unemployment rate to 7.3 percent.