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Monroe's unemployment doubles in 1 year

MONROE (WTOL) - Although Monroe's unemployment rate is lower than the other counties, in the last year it nearly doubled, taking one of the biggest jumps in the State of Michigan.

The unemployment rate in the city of Monroe is now 14.8 percent. That's up from 8.1 percent during the same time last year.

The city relies on the auto industry, and layoffs and plant shutdowns have dealt a huge blow to the area.

 

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