After dropping to near-historic lows over the past several months, Hillsdale County’s unemployment was up by more than a full percentage point in May. 

According to latest numbers from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, Hillsdale County posted a 4.4-percent jobless rate last month. That’s up from 3.3-percent in April. 

Analysts say unemployment numbers increased in most of the State’s labor markets, as an influx of job seekers began the search for Summer employment. 

Hillsdale County currently ranks 25th of out Michigan’s 83 counties for lowest unemployment–

Branch County is ranked 17th, with 4 (four)-percent unemployment. 

Jackson County posted a 4.2-percent unemployment rate in May–

Calhoun and Lenawee counties were at 4.6-percent.

News, Public Service

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