Michigan Jobless Rate Seventh-Highest in US

Michigan Jobless Rate Seventh-Highest in US

Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Michigan's 8.4 percent unemployment rate in May meant the state had the seventh highest jobless rate among all the states.

Michigan's rate was unchanged from April, and seven other states also saw their rates remain unchanged.

The bureau said the jobless rates in 25 states dropped from April to May, while it increased in 17 states.

Nevada continued to lead the nation with the highest jobless rate at 9.5 percent, down from 9.6 percent in April. It was followed by Mississippi and Illinois both at 9.1 percent.

North Dakota remained the state with the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, while Nebraska was second lowest at 3.8 percent and South Dakota was third lowest at 4 percent.

Illinois had the highest jobless rate of the Great Lakes states, followed by Michigan and then Indiana.


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