U.P. unemployment dips in May

Unemployment numbers have decreased in the U.P. from last month, but the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says seasonally unadjusted unemployment numbers are up for the state as a whole.

In the U.P., the unemployment rate in April was 9.8%, and in May the rate was 9.5%.

Michigan’s unemployment rate has fallen since May 2012 from 8.9% to 8.4%, but it has risen in the past two months.

Mackinac, Menominee, Dickinson, Marquette and Delta Counties are the only counties in the U.P. with unemployment rates lower than the U.P.’s rate of 9.5%.

Here are the U.P. figures by county:

Mackinac: 6.1%

Menominee: 6.6%

Dickinson: 7.7%

Marquette: 8.6%

Delta: 9.4%

Iron: 9.8%

Houghton: 10.2%

Alger: 10.7%

Luce: 10.7%

Chippewa: 11%

Gogebic: 11.5%

Schoolcraft: 12.6%

Keweenaw: 14.5%

Ontonagon: 15.3%

Baraga: 17.6% (highest figure in the state)