LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan’s unemployment rate for October was up two-tenths-of-a-percent from September.

The state Department of Technology, Management & Budget says it is now 4.1%.. Economists add the labor market trends from October 8th through the 14th included the active UAW strike in the state. As a result, they say the unemployment rate was impacted.

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Average weekly hours and earnings both fell in Michigan’s manufacturing industry since September. The state’s jobless rate was slightly higher than the national rate of three-point-nine-percent.

The total labor force rose by 23,000 between September and October.