08/27/2018- Unemployment climbs slightly in Menominee Counties and across the state. July’s local unemployment came in at 4.6%- just above the 4.4% recorded in June, but under the 5.4% joblessness seen in July of 2017. Statewide unemployment numbers came in at 4.8%, up half a percentage point from June’s 4.3%. Unemployment in Michigan one year ago stood at 5.4%.