The state says Michigan's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate has fallen 0.3 percentage points in the latest month to 6.4 percent.
The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget released the October employment report Tuesday. The jobless rate was 6.7 percent in September and 8.2 percent in October 2013.
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The department says October's unemployment rates ranged from a low of 4.1 percent in the Ann Arbor and the Holland-Grand Haven regions to a high of 8.1 percent in populous metropolitan Detroit.
The Detroit-area rate is unchanged from September and down from 8.9 percent in October 2013.