County unemployment up

May’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was half a percent higher than one month previous.
The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed the county’s 3.9 percent May unemployment rate marked an increase from April’s 3.4 percent.
St. Joseph County was above the state unemployment average, which was 3.7 percent in May.
The agency said labor-force levels rose throughout the region, as college students and seasonal workers entered the job market, contributing to the month’s job-market figures.
Kalamazoo County featured the lowest unemployment rate in the region in May, at 3.3 percent.
Meanwhile, Van Buren County had the region’s highest, at 4.5 percent.
Cass County’s unemployment rate for the month was 3.8 percent.

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  1. They continually to fail to include the type, hours, wages and benefits scales of those jobs. A job may be better than no job, but just barely if it results in less earnings than the cost of living. Which is why they don’t release that information on a regular basis.

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