- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

Michigan’s major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for February, followed by January:

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- Michigan, 8.5 percent, compared with 8.1 percent.

- Ann Arbor, 5.3 percent, compared with 5 percent.

- Battle Creek, 7.3 percent, compared with 6.8 percent.

- Bay City, 9.4 percent, compared with 9 percent.

- Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 9 percent, compared with 8.5 percent.

- Flint, 9.4 percent, compared with 9.7 percent.

- Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 6.2 percent, compared with 5.8 percent.

- Holland-Grand Haven, 6.2 percent, compared with 5.7 percent.

- Jackson, 8.5 percent, compared with 8 percent.

- Kalamazoo-Portage, 7.3 percent, compared with 6.8 percent.

- Lansing-East Lansing, 6.6 percent, compared with 6.1 percent.

- Monroe, 7.6 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

- Muskegon-Norton Shores, 8.3 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

- Niles-Benton Harbor, 8.8 percent, compared with 8.2 percent.

- Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 8.9 percent, compared with 8.5 percent.

- Upper Peninsula, 10.6 percent, compared with 9.7 percent.

- Northeast Lower Michigan, 14.1 percent, compared with 13.2 percent.

- Northwest Lower Michigan, 10.8 percent, compared with 10.1 percent.

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Source: Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.

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