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MI Unemployment Rate

Michigan had the nation’s fifth-highest unemployment rate in January, when the rate fell to 7.8 percent compared to 8.3 percent in December. The state’s overall standing did improve from December when it was tied with California for the fourth-highest rate, and its 0.5 percentage point drop was among the largest of all the states. Among the Great Lakes states, Michigan had the second-highest jobless rate after Illinois. Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in the country at 9.2 percent, followed by Illinois and Nevada at 8.7 percent each and then California at 8.1 percent.

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