Michigan unemployment rate rises for third straight month

9:02 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate rises for third straight month

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Jobless rate hits 9% but payroll jobs grew by 8,000 in August
LANSING - Michigan's unemployment rate rose for the third consecutive month to 9 percent in August, the highest recorded in 2013. The rate rose from 8.8 percent in July. Still, the August unemployment rate was down from 9.3 percent in the same month last year, according to data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.