On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

1590 AM Coldwater, Michigan 95.5 FM Coldwater, Michigan

Weather

Current Conditions(Coldwater,MI 49036)

More Weather »
75° Feels Like: 75°
Wind: N 8 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 55°

Tomorrow

Sunny 75°

Thurs Night

Clear 54°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

More jobs created in Branch County, but jobless rate increases

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The jobless numbers in Branch County and in most of Southwest Michigan went up in May as schools let out and the number of job seekers rose dramatically. So many in fact that it overwhelmed significant and impressive job gains in many counties. Branch County saw 500 new jobs created in May but joblessness rose from 7.7 to 8.3%. A year ago in May, the rate for the county was also 8.3%.

There was more of the same in Calhoun County with 1,700 new jobs created last month but still the unemployment rate rose from 6.6% to 7.3%. Van Buren County was the only county to buck the trend and actually show an improvement in the jobless rate due to seasonal labor in agriculture and tourism. Barry County had the lowest jobless figure in the state at 5.6%, beating Ann Arbor by .3%

Comments