Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2019 increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2%. During the month total employment was unchanged, while the number of unemployed moved up by 5,000. Last months’ rate was six-tenths higher than the national rate of 3.6%.
In the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metropolitan Statistical Area, the unemployment rate increased by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5%. Total employment decreased by 3,000 and the number of unemployed increased 4,000 last month. Last month’s rate is five-tenths of a percentage point higher than the May 2018 rate of 4.0%.
Highlights from the monthly job report by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget include:
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