Michigan's March unemployment rates by region

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

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— Michigan, 8.8 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

— Ann Arbor, 5.1 percent, compared with 5.3 percent.

— Battle Creek, 6.8 percent, compared with 7.3 percent.

— Bay City, 8.9 percent, compared with 9.5 percent.

— Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 9.9 percent, compared with 10.2 percent.

— Flint, 9.1 percent, compared with 9.8 percent.

— Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 6.2 percent, compared with 6.6 percent.

— Holland-Grand Haven, 6.2 percent, compared with 6.7 percent.

— Jackson, 8.3 percent, compared with 8.8 percent.

— Kalamazoo-Portage, 7.1 percent, compared with 7.6 percent.

— Lansing-East Lansing, 6.7 percent, compared with 7.3 percent.

— Monroe, 7.7 percent, compared with 8.3 percent.

— Muskegon-Norton Shores, 8.4 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

— Niles-Benton Harbor, 8.8 percent, compared with 9.6 percent.

— Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 8.6 percent, compared with 9.1 percent.

— Upper Peninsula, 9.9 percent, compared with 10.5 percent.

— Northeast Lower Michigan, 13.1 percent, compared with 14.1 percent.

— Northwest Lower Michigan, 10.5 percent, compared with 11.3 percent.

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Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

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