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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in September 2009 at 8.8% and is now 3.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in March 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Michigan 7.7% -0.1 -1.1
Ann Arbor 5.6% -0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ann Arbor, Michigan, National

Ann Arbor, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ann Arbor peaked in December 2009 at 16,031. There are now 5,763 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,781 in March 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 487. Ann Arbor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 10,268 -176 +200

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 7.5%
February
2014
6.7% 7.7% 5.6% 10,268
January
2014
6.6% 7.8% 5.7% 10,444
December
2013
6.7% 8.3% 5.9% 11,011
November
2013
7.0% 8.5% 6.1% 11,338
October
2013
7.2% 8.6% 6.0% 11,223
September
2013
7.2% 8.8% 5.9% 10,895
August
2013
7.2% 9.0% 5.9% 10,935
July
2013
7.3% 9.0% 5.8% 10,869
June
2013
7.5% 8.9% 5.7% 10,535
May
2013
7.5% 8.9% 5.5% 10,211
April
2013
7.5% 8.8% 5.4% 9,855
March
2013
7.5% 8.8% 5.3% 9,781

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.