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Nationwide unemployment rate drops, could Branch County's rate follow?

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Hopefully, Branch County can follow what’s trending nationally when it comes to jobs. The unemployment rate is down to 7% for the first time in five years.  The latest Labor Department numbers out today show unemployment dropped in November to 7.0% from 7.3% in October 2013.  The economy added 203,000 nonfarm jobs. 

The most recent jobless figure available for Branch County is from the month of October and it’s 8.5%.