LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The employment picture has improved across most of Michigan while worsening in metropolitan Detroit.
The state said Tuesday that the seasonally unadjusted jobless rate remained flat statewide, going from 8.2% in September to 8.3% in October. The rates were down in 16 of the state's 17 major labor markets but up 0.5 percentage points in metropolitan Detroit.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the Detroit labor market's unemployment rate stood at 10.5% in October, compared with September's 10%.
The department says the rate for the Grand Rapids fell from 6 % in September to 5.6% in October.
The statewide jobless rate is down 0.8 percentage points since October 2011's 9.1 percent.