Southern Michigan Jobless Rates Mixed In October
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, December 1, 2023

(photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget)

(LANSING) – Unemployment rates around Southern Michigan were mixed for the month of October. .

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget says that St. Joseph County saw their unemployment rate go up from 4.2% in September to 4.6% in October.

Cass County had a slight decrease, dropping from 4.5% in September to 4.3% in October.

Both Branch and Hillsdale Counties remained unchanged from September to October. Branch County stayed at 3.8% and Hillsdale County at 4.3%

Statewide, the unemployment rate in Michigan increased from 3.9% in September to 4.2% in October.

Wayne Rourke, Labor Market Information Director of the Michigan Center for Data and Analytics says the State’s regional unemployment rates generally exhibited minor declines, despite auto-related layoffs in October.


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