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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2014 to 9.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 15.4% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.0% in March 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Michigan 7.7% -0.1 -1.1
Flint 9.2% -0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 30,724. There are now 13,722 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,650 in March 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 352. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 17,002 -519 +1

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 7.7% 9.2% 17,002
January
2014
6.6% 7.8% 9.5% 17,521
December
2013
6.7% 8.3% 9.8% 18,107
November
2013
7.0% 8.5% 10.1% 18,754
October
2013
7.2% 8.6% 10.0% 18,630
September
2013
7.2% 8.8% 9.7% 18,158
August
2013
7.2% 9.0% 9.7% 18,121
July
2013
7.3% 9.0% 9.6% 18,057
June
2013
7.5% 8.9% 9.4% 17,709
May
2013
7.5% 8.9% 9.2% 17,221
April
2013
7.5% 8.8% 9.0% 16,794
March
2013
7.5% 8.8% 9.0% 16,650

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.