The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Unemployment on mark with seasonal work ending



Ontonagon County was one of only three counties in the Upper Peninsula which did not see an increase in unemployment in January, according to the Michigan Bureau of Management and Budget. In Ontonagon County the unemployment rate decreased from December’s 9.6 percent to 9.3 percent. One year ago that rate was 8.2 percent. Keweenaw and Luce Counties were the other two that experienced unemployment declines.

Gogebic County saw a slight increase in unemployment from 5.4 in December to 6.1 in January. One year ago the Gogebic unemployment rate was 7.1 percen...

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