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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2014 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.7 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in December 2009 at 8.9% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Michigan 7.7% +0.2 -1.3
Ann Arbor 5.0% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2014 data as August 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 16,084. There are now 6,803 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ann Arbor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 9,281 -195 -1,836

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
August
2014
6.1% 7.4%
July
2014
6.2% 7.7% 5.0% 9,281
June
2014
6.1% 7.5% 5.1% 9,476
May
2014
6.3% 7.5% 5.3% 9,795
April
2014
6.3% 7.4% 5.3% 9,839
March
2014
6.7% 7.5% 5.4% 9,904
February
2014
6.7% 7.7% 5.5% 10,123
January
2014
6.6% 7.8% 5.6% 10,231
December
2013
6.7% 8.3% 5.9% 10,731
November
2013
7.0% 8.5% 5.9% 10,845
October
2013
7.2% 8.6% 6.0% 10,956
September
2013
7.2% 8.8% 6.0% 11,052
August
2013
7.2% 9.0% 6.0% 11,118

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.