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State jobless rate goes up in January

LANSING, MI— Seasonally unadjusted jobless rates rose in all 17 Michigan labor market areas in January.

That’s according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

Michigan regional unemployment rates ranged from 3.5 to 9.5 percent during January. Jobless rate increases ranged from 0.5 to 2.0 percentage points, with a median increase of 1.0 percentage point.

The Upper Peninsula unemployment rate was 7.2 percent, up 1.4 percentage points over December 2022. Dickinson County had the lowest jobless rate in the U.P., at 4.7 percent. Mackinac County had the highest in the state, at 21.2 percent.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.