Unemployment Up In Michigan in July
Unless you're out of work, it's a statistic, but monthly Michigan unemployment figure for July inched up, according the the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by a tenth of a percentage point over the month to 4.3 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Total employment edged up by 1,000, while unemployment increased slightly by 2,000 in July, resulting in a small monthly labor force gain (+3,000). The state’s unemployment rate in July was six-tenths of a percentage point above the national rate (3.7 percent), which was unchanged over the month. - DTMB
Some other facts and figures: DTMB says "the Michigan jobless rate in July 2019 was three-tenths of a percentage point above the state’s July 2018 rate of 4.0 percent. The national jobless rate declined by two-tenths of a percentage point over this period."
“Despite a minor jobless rate increase, Michigan’s total workforce and employment levels have both advanced over the past year,” said Jason Palmer, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, “Since July 2018, the state’s labor force expanded by 65,000 residents and employment was up by 47,000.”