Lapeer County was one of the 69 counties in Michigan to record seasonal unemployment rate increases, moving upwards from 8.9% to 10.1%. Those numbers of unemployed make Lapeer County nearly the highest in all of southeast Michigan.

Only Wayne County's 11.1% jobless rate topped Lapeer County. The Michigan jobless rate was 7.7 in July, down from 9,0 last year. The national jobless rate is 6.2%. Genesee County saw it's unemployment increase from 8.3 to 9.3%