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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.1 percentage points in June 2015 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 16.2% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Michigan 5.5% 0.0 -1.6
Flint 5.9% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July 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 33,113. There are now 22,249 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,545 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 319. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 10,864 -258 -3,366

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 5.3%
June
2015
5.3% 5.5% 5.9% 10,864
May
2015
5.5% 5.5% 6.0% 11,122
April
2015
5.4% 5.4% 5.7% 10,545
March
2015
5.5% 5.6% 5.7% 10,635
February
2015
5.5% 5.9% 6.0% 11,077
January
2015
5.7% 6.3% 6.5% 12,021
December
2014
5.6% 6.4% 6.4% 11,877
November
2014
5.8% 6.5% 6.6% 12,251
October
2014
5.7% 6.6% 6.8% 12,594
September
2014
5.9% 6.7% 7.0% 12,940
August
2014
6.1% 6.8% 7.2% 13,313

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.