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Ontonagon County jobless rate rises in November; Gogebic steady


Ontonagon County took a big hit in unemployment numbers in November, while Gogebic County remained practically the same as in October.

The Ontonagon County rate jumped from 6.9 percent in October to 8 percent in November. While the civilian labor force remained the same both months at 2,225, total unemployment jumped from 150 in October to 175 in November. Total employment also dropped by the same 25, from 2,075 to 2,050.

A year ago, the Ontonagon County rate was 7.1 percent. The layoffs at White Pine Electric were not measured in that report since the contract with the state expired Nov....

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