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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.4 percentage points in July 2016 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 16.2% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 4.5% -0.1 -0.7
Flint 4.4% -0.4 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2016 data as August 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 25,142 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 7,971 -804 -2,104

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
August
2016
4.9% 4.5%
July
2016
4.9% 4.5% 4.4% 7,971
June
2016
4.9% 4.6% 4.8% 8,775
May
2016
4.7% 4.7% 5.0% 9,186
April
2016
5.0% 4.8% 5.1% 9,392
March
2016
5.0% 4.8% 4.9% 9,084
February
2016
4.9% 4.8% 5.0% 9,218
January
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.1% 9,311
December
2015
5.0% 5.1% 5.2% 9,493
November
2015
5.0% 5.1% 5.2% 9,535
October
2015
5.0% 5.1% 5.2% 9,541
September
2015
5.1% 5.1% 5.3% 9,576

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.