By John Raffel
The unemployment figure in June for Osceola County, was at 4.7 percent,
according to data released recently by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB).
Figures for July are expected to be announced soon.
Of the state’s 83 counties, Osceola is ranked tied for 22nd with Cheboygan and St. Joseph.
Livingston County has the state’s lowest unemployment at 3.2 percent. Mackinac County and Oakland County are both at 3.5 percent.
Missaukee County is tied for 32nd at 5 percent with Jackson, Benzie, Emmet, Hillsdale and Gratiot counties.
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June was unchanged for the third consecutive month at 4.3 percent, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget.
Statewide employment edged up by 7,000, while unemployment was unchanged, resulting in a minor workforce advance of 7,000 since May, the department said “Michigan’s labor market continued to remain stable in June,” said Wayne Rourke, associate director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives in a statement. “Both employment and payroll jobs edged up slightly over the month, while the unemployment rate was unchanged.”
The U.S. jobless rate remained unchanged for the fourth consecutive month at 3.6 percent, the department said, while adding Michigan’s June unemployment rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the national rate.