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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2014 to 7.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 15.4% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Michigan 7.7% +0.2 -1.3
Flint 7.9% -0.2 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 16,228 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 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 14,689 -466 -3,683

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
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
6.3% 7.4% 8.6% 16,012
March
2014
6.7% 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
November
2013
7.0% 8.5% 9.6% 17,760
October
2013
7.2% 8.6% 9.7% 17,992
September
2013
7.2% 8.8% 9.8% 18,195
August
2013
7.2% 9.0% 9.8% 18,335
July
2013
7.3% 9.0% 9.8% 18,372

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.