Unemployment numbers decline slightly

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate has declined by two-tenths of a percentage point in September to 8.5-percent. The number of employed and unemployed both moved down in September, as the state workforce decreased by 23,000 over the month. The U.S. jobless rate fell by half a percentage point between August and September to 7.9-percent. Michigan’s unemployment rate in September was 0.6-percent above the national rate.  St. Clair County’s Unemployment was 8.7-percent, Sanilac County 7.5-percent.