Michigan unemployment rate unchanged in December

6:26 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Michigan unemployment rate unchanged in December

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State's jobless rate remains more than a full percentage point above the national average.
Michigan ended 2012 with an average annual unemployment rate of 8.9 percent, well below the 10.3 percent average rate the state posted for 2011. According to data released Wednesday by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the unemployment rate for December also ended at 8.9 percent, remaining flat from November.