Northern Michigan Jobless Numbers

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The unemployment rate in Chippewa and Mackinac is continuing its downward trend while staying well above pre-pandemic levels.

Chippewa County is sitting at 6.7 percent for September, which is down from the 7.6 percent figure for August.

Mackinac County saw a drop from 4.6 percent in August to 4.2 percent in September.

Michigan-wide, the unemployment rate for September stood at 8.2 percent, which is down from the August figure of 8.9 percent.

However, the unemployment number is still up significantly from the same month a year prior when the unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent.