MI November unemployment rate declines

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in most of Michigan in November, but the rates did increase in three regions. The U.P. was one of those three. That news comes from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget.

In the U.P., the November unemployment rate was 9%. That was up by four-tenths of a point from October and by more than a full percentage point from a year earlier. Michigan’s unemployment rate declined over those same periods of time.

Here’s a county-by-county look at unemployment rates across the Upper Peninsula:

Menominee — 6.5%

Marquette — 7.1%

Dickinson — 7.2%

Houghton — 7.9%

Delta — 8.9%

Iron — 9.5%

Gogebic — 9.6%

Luce — 11%

Alger — 11.1%

Chippewa — 11.1%

Schoolcraft — 12.8%

Ontonagon — 13.2%

Baraga — 15.3%

Keweenaw — 15.4%

Mackinac — 15.8%

The unemployment rates in Baraga, Keweenaw and Mackinac Counties were all among the five highest county rates in Michigan. Baraga County was fifth-highest, Keweenaw County was third-highest and Mackinac County was second-highest.