Unemployment claims in Michigan fell last week

Initial claims for unemployment benefits in Michigan fell last week compared to the previous week, in the United States Ministry of Labour said Thursday.

New jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, fell to 4,606 in the week ending June 1, from 7,348 the week before, the Labor Department said.

In the United States, the number of unemployment claims reached 229,000 last week, an increase of 8,000 from 221,000 the previous week, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

North Dakota saw the largest percentage increase in weekly claims, with claims jumping 164.7%. Puerto Rico, meanwhile, saw the largest percentage decline in new claims, with a 43.6% drop.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated from data from the Weekly Unemployment Insurance Claims Report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

This article was originally published on The Monroe News: Unemployment claims in Michigan fell last week

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