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      Little change in monthly unemployment

      Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment is little changed in the latest monthly report, standing at 7.7 percent.

      The Department of Technology, Management & Budget said Thursday that the statewide unadjusted jobless rate for December was down 0.1 percentage points from November's 7.8 percent. The rate has fallen 1.2 percentage points from December 2012's 8.9 percent.

      The department says December unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.2 percent in the Ann Arbor region to a high of 12.6 percent in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. It says the rate was 8 percent in the populous Detroit area.

      The increases reflect fairly typical seasonal employment changes.

      Michigan's major labor market areas, their seasonally unadjusted jobless rates for December, followed by November:

      - Michigan, 7.7 percent, compared with 7.8 percent.

      - Upper Peninsula, 9.5 percent, compared with 9 percent.

      - Ann Arbor, 5.2 percent, compared with 5.3 percent.

      - Battle Creek, 6.6 percent, compared with 6.5 percent.

      - Bay City, 8.3 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

      - Detroit-Warren-Livonia, 8 percent, compared with 8.3 percent.

      - Flint, 8.8 percent, compared with 9 percent.

      - Grand Rapids-Wyoming, 5.6 percent, unchanged.

      - Holland-Grand Haven, 5.9 percent, compared with 5.8 percent.

      - Jackson, 8 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

      - Kalamazoo-Portage, 6.8 percent, compared with 6.7 percent.

      - Lansing-East Lansing, 6.3 percent, compared with 6.2 percent.

      - Monroe, 7.1 percent, compared with 7.3 percent.

      - Muskegon-Norton Shores, 8.1 percent, compared with 7.9 percent.

      - Niles-Benton Harbor, 8.3 percent, compared with 8.1 percent.

      - Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, 8.1 percent, unchanged.

      - Northeast Lower Michigan, 12.6 percent, compared with 11.6 percent.

      - Northwest Lower Michigan, 9.8 percent, compared with 9.2 percent.

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