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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2014 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 15.4% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% +0.1 -1.2
Michigan 6.7% -0.4 -1.8
Flint 6.7% -0.3 -2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2014 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Flint, Michigan, National

Flint, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Flint, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 30,917. There are now 18,401 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 12,516 -500 -5,244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
December
2014
5.6%
November
2014
5.8% 6.7% 6.7% 12,516
October
2014
5.7% 7.1% 7.0% 13,016
September
2014
5.9% 7.2% 7.3% 13,551
August
2014
6.1% 7.4% 7.4% 13,849
July
2014
6.2% 7.7% 7.9% 14,689
June
2014
6.1% 7.5% 8.1% 15,155
May
2014
6.3% 7.5% 8.4% 15,649
April
2014
6.2% 7.4% 8.6% 16,012
March
2014
6.6% 7.5% 8.9% 16,419
February
2014
6.7% 7.7% 9.1% 16,759
January
2014
6.6% 7.8% 9.3% 17,094
December
2013
6.7% 8.3% 9.5% 17,512

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.