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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.4 percentage points in April 2017 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in June 2009 at 9.8% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% -0.1 -0.6
Michigan 4.7% -0.3 -0.2
Ann Arbor 2.8% -0.4 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2017 data as May 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 June 2009 at 18,304. There are now 12,897 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 April 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 5,407 -707 -1,120

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
May
2017
4.3% 4.2%
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 2.8% 5,407
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 3.2% 6,114
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 3.7% 7,173
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 3.6% 6,912
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 3.4% 6,595
November
2016
4.6% 5.1% 3.5% 6,864
October
2016
4.8% 5.0% 3.7% 7,135
September
2016
4.9% 5.0% 3.7% 7,102
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 3.5% 6,752
July
2016
4.9% 4.9% 3.3% 6,332
June
2016
4.9% 4.8% 3.2% 6,099

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.