After dropping to near historic lows, Hillsdale County’s unemployment rate saw an increase for the second month in a row in June,
According to the latest data from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, the county’s jobless rate rose to 4.7 percent last month, up from 4.4 percent in May. This rise in unemployment numbers is consistent with the trend observed in most of the state’s labor markets, as individuals seeking summer employment entered the job market. In terms of rankings, Hillsdale County currently stands at 32nd out of Michigan’s 83 counties for lowest unemployment. In comparison, Branch County holds the 19th spot with a 4.3-percent unemployment rate, while Jackson County posted a 4.4 percent rate in June. Additionally, Lenawee County recorded a rate of 4.7percent and Calhoun County had a 4.9-percent jobless rate.
Statewide unemployment for June was 3.6-percent.