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Michigan jobless rate drops to 9.3%

3:08 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points in the latest month to 9.3%.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget released the September jobless figures Wednesday.  The nation's September unemployment rate was 7.8%, down from 8.1% in August.

The state's jobless has fallen 0.9 percentage points over 12 months from a September 2011 level of 10.2%.  The rate rose in four straight months from April's 8.3% to August's 9.4%.

Michigan says total employment in the state rose by a seasonally adjusted 11,000 in September to 4.23 million.  It says the civilian labor force rose by 7,000 in the latest month and by 18,000 in the past year.

Associated Press

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