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Michigan's seasonally adjusted jobless rate rises 0.2 points to 7.7 percent in latest month

LANSING — The state says Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent in July.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says says the jobless rate was 7.5 percent in June and 9 percent in July, 2013.

The national unemployment rate for July was 6.2 percent, up 0.1 percentage points from June as more people entered the workforce. Ohio‘‍s unemployment rate for July is scheduled to be released Friday.

The state says that Michigan’s civilian labor force remained stable at 4.744 million in July. It says the number of people working fell 7,000 to 4.38 million.

The state says 364,000 Michigan residents were unemployed but actively seeking work last month.

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