This is really bad. You know, I'm just about to get out Michigan and go somewhere where there's a job for me.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Jennifer Granholm warns that Michigan's already high unemployment rate climbed even higher in May.

State officials are to release the latest figures on Wednesday. But Granholm told reporters in the morning to expect more bad news.

She says, "It's not good."

The governor says state officials expect the rate to climb in May from April's 12.9 percent rate because of extended layoffs in the automotive sector.

Michigan has the nation's highest unemployment rate. The 12.9 percent rate was the state's highest mark since late 1983.


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