Michigan’s Seasonally Unadjusted Unemployment Rate Rose in December
State officials say the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates in December rose.
The rise can be seen in all 17 of the state’s major labor market areas, according to data from the Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
For 2018 overall, officials say most areas showed job increases, and all areas recorded lower jobless rates over the year.
However, during December, unemployment rate increases ranged from .1 to 1.9 percentage points.
The largest rate hikes occurred in Northern Michigan.
The northeast Lower Peninsula saw a 1.9% increase, the northwest Lower Peninsula had a 1.2% increase and the Upper Peninsula saw a 1.4% increase.
Overall, the December non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 4 percent was slightly above the national unadjusted rate of 3.7 percent.