01/29/2019- Menominee County closed out 2018 with a rise in unemployment. The county’s jobless figures for December came in at 4.1%, a jump up from the 3.4% recorded in November. Unemployment in Menominee County in December of 2017 stood at 5.1%. The statewide numbers increased, as well, rising from 3.6% in November to four-percent last month. Michigan’s unemployment rate was 4.4% at this time last year.