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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 12.6% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Michigan 4.6% +0.1 -0.5
Bay City 5.5% -0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bay City, Michigan, National

Bay City, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bay City, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 6,966. There are now 4,123 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,375 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 468. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,843 -13 +39

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.5% 2,843
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.6% 2,856
September
2017
4.2% 4.3% 5.6% 2,917
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 5.5% 2,822
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.9% 2,518
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 4.6% 2,375
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.6% 2,384
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.6% 2,405
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.0% 2,581
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.7% 2,998
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 5.5% 2,886

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.