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.
Overall, the unemployment rate in Michigan has edged steadily downward. Last week it dropped slightly to 7.4%, however the story is different in Lapeer County than for the rest of the state. The March jobless rate in Lapeer dropped to 11.2%, down a full percentage point from the previous month, but …
Lapeer County is going in the wrong direction again. For the second month in a row the unemployment rate increased by five-tenths of a percent, making it the highest jobless rate in all of southeast and mid-Michigan.
With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.