LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's unemployment rate, which was the nation's highest at 15.2 percent in August, crept up to 15.3 percent in September, state officials said Wednesday.
A year ago, Michigan's jobless rate was 8.9 percent.
The national unemployment rate in September was 9.8 percent.
"Michigan's unemployment rate was largely unchanged in September, as a modest recall of auto workers from temporary layoff was countered by job losses in the service sector," said Rick Waclawek, director of the state Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.
"The state jobless rate, which rose sharply by five percentage points from December 2008 to June 2009, has stabilized somewhat since June," he added in a statement.
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