Michigan unemployment isn’t climbing quickly anymore, but it *is* still climbing.
The jobless rate is at its highest point in more than 25 years.
Unemployment in the state rose to 15.3% in September.
And it’s the highest Michigan has seen since 1983.
The previous 26-year high was last month’s 15.2% figure.
It was a hair under 9% at this point last year.
The state Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth says there are nearly 400,000 fewer people in Michigan now with full-time jobs than there were a year ago.
Government was the area that took the biggest hit last month, losing more than 20,000 jobs.
The national unemployment rate in September was 9.8%.
And that was also the highest figure since 1983.