Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Area unemployment improves


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The 15-county Upper Peninsula employment picture has improved, but Gogebic and Ontonagon counties still lag behind much of the state, according to a Department of Technology, Management and Budget report from the state of Michigan on Thursday.

The report said the U.P. civilian labor force was at 136,800 in May. This is a 0.4% annual increase from 136,300 in May 2018, and a 0.4% monthly increase from 136,600 in April 2019.

U.P. unemployment was at 4.9% in May with 6,700 people reported working. This is a 2.9 percent improvement from 5.1% in May 201...

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