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MICHIGAN UNEMPLOYMENT
(2007-05-16)
(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's unemployment rate shot to
seven-point-one percent in April, reversing the downward trend of
recent months.
The state's unemployment rate was six-point-nine percent in
January, six-point-six percent in February and six and a half
percent in March.
In April, total employment fell by 53-thousand jobs. The state
lost four thousand construction jobs and four thousand government
jobs, but saw six thousand jobs added in leisure and hospitality
services.
A year ago, Michigan's unemployment rate was six-point-eight
percent.
The national unemployment rate for April was four and a half
percent.
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