Ottawa County, MI monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Ottawa County, MI monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Ottawa County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Ottawa County had a 2.3% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 1.1 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Michigan reported a 3.7% unemployment rate in May, which is the 13th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Grand Rapids, MI metropolitan area was 2.6%, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than Ottawa County. Grand Rapids has the 289th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Michigan
#1. Mackinac County: 13.4%
#2. Alger County: 9.8%
#3. Cheboygan County: 9.7%
#4. Ontonagon County: 8.6%
#5. Schoolcraft County: 7.9%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Michigan
#1. Livingston County: 1.5%
#2. Oakland County: 1.6%
#3. Macomb County: 2.0%
#4. St. Clair County: 2.2%
#5. Ottawa County: 2.3%

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