2014-09-03 / News

Sanilac jobless rate up

Sanilac County followed the trend in the majority of Michigan counties, posting a higher unemployment rate in July from the previous month.

Sixty-nine of Michigan’s 83 counties record seasonal unemployment rate increases in July with a moderate median advance of 0.6 of a percentage point, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

Jobless rates declined slightly in 10 counties over the month, with most of the reductions occurring in northern counties. The rates in 4 counties were unchanged in July, according to the state agency.

Sanilac County posted a 9.2% jobless rate in July, ranked 55th in the list of 83 counties. In June, Sanilac’s jobless rate was 8.7%.

By comparison, the July unemployment numbers for Huron, Tuscola and Lapeer counties were 8.2%, 9.8% and 10.1%, respectively.

The statewide jobless rate in July was 7.7%, up two-tenths of a percentage point from June.

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