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Unemployment was up, but employment was also up in May

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LANSING (WKZO) -- The jobless numbers in most south west Michigan counties went up in May as schools let out and the number of job seekers rose dramatically.

So many in fact that it overwhelmed significant and impressive job gains in many counties.

For instance, there were over 28-hundred new jobs created in Kalamazoo County, but still unemployment increased by nearly a full percentage point from 6.2 to 7.1%

There were 17-hundred new jobs created during May in Calhoun County but still the unemployment rate rose from 6.6% to 7.3%.

Van Buren County was the only county to buck the trend and actually show an improvement in the jobless rate due to seasonal labor in agriculture and tourism.

Barry County had the lowest jobless figure in the state at 5.6%, beating Ann Arbor by 3/10’s of a percent.

 

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