At 5.4%, Menominee County had the third lowest unemployment rate in Michigan last month. The September rate fell from the 5.8% joblessness recorded in August and is also under the Upper Peninsula’s regional average of 6% last month. Statewide, Michigan’s unemployment rate was at 8.2% in September, down from August’s 8.9% joblessness, but still more than double the 3.5% pre-pandemic unemployment rate seen in September of last year.