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Michigan unemployment rate falls to 9.1%

4:33 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points in the latest month to 9.1%.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget released the October jobless figures Wednesday. The nation's October unemployment rate was 7.9%, up from 7.8% in September.

The department says Michigan's workforce reached a 2012 high of 4.67 million in October.

The state's jobless has fallen 0.8 percentage points over 12 months from an October 2011 level of 9.9%. The rate rose in four straight months from April's 8.3% to August's 9.4%, before edging down to 9.3% in September.

Michigan says total employment in the state rose by a seasonally adjusted 13,000 in October to 4.25 million.

Associated Press

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