Ann Arbor Labor Market Has Lowest Rate of Unemployment in Michigan
State's January unadjusted joblessness 8.1 percent
In Detroit, unemployment is down a half-percentage point to 8.5 percent. Overall, Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment has risen 0.4 percentage points in the latest monthly report to 8.1 percent. The statewide rate in January is down from 9.9 percent one year earlier.
The Department of Technology, Management & Budget released regional joblessness figures for January on Thursday. The state says weather typically drives up unemployment in winter months.