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Unemployment rates fall in Gogebic, Ontonagon counties

 

October 27, 2017



By JAN TUCKER

jantuck@jamadots.com

September unemployment in Gogebic and Ontonagon counties was down a slight tick as it was in 14 of the 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula.

The September rate in Gogebic County was 5.6 percent, lower than the 5.9 percent in August and slightly lower than the 5.7 percent a year ago.

The comparison indicates since September 2016, the labor force in Gogebic County has shrunk by 250 people and the number of people working is down by 275. Total unemployment in September 2016 was 325 and this September 350.

Ontonagon County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.6 per...



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