Michigan's October unemployment rates by region

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Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for October, followed by September:

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— Michigan, 8.3 percent, compared with 8.2 percent.

— Ann Arbor, 4.6 percent, compared with 4.9 percent.

— Battle Creek, 6.1 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.

— Bay City, 6.9 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

— Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 10.5 percent, compared with 10 percent.

— Flint, 8.1 percent, compared with 8.4 percent.

— Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 5.6 percent, compared with 6 percent.

— Holland-Grand Haven, 5.5 percent, compared with 5.8 percent.

— Jackson, 7 percent, compared with 7.4 percent.

— Kalamazoo-Portage, 6.2 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.

— Lansing-East Lansing, 5.9 percent, compared with 6.2 percent.

— Monroe, 6.6 percent, compared with 7.1 percent.

— Muskegon-Norton Shores, 7.5 percent, compared with 8 percent.

— Niles-Benton Harbor, 7.3 percent, compared with 7.8 percent.

— Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 7.3 percent, compared with 7.6 percent.

— Upper Peninsula, 6.8 percent, compared with 7.2 percent.

— Northeast Lower Michigan, 8.6 percent, compared with 8.7 percent.

— Northwest Lower Michigan, 7.5 percent, compared with 7.8 percent.

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Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

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