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Published: Thursday, 7/20/2006

Jobless rate rises in Michigan in June

LANSING, Mich. Michigan s unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent in June from a seasonally adjusted 6 percent in May, state officials said Wednesday.

Michigan s unemployment rate remains above the national average, which was 4.6 percent in June.

The size of the state s labor force rose by 23,000 in June. About 10,000 more people were counted as employed and 13,000 more were counted as unemployed than in May.

The state gained about 5,000 payroll jobs in June, according to a monthly survey of employers. That raises the level of payroll jobs to about 4.37 million.

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