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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.1 percentage points in June 2017 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 16.2% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.4% +0.1 -0.5
Michigan 3.8% -0.4 -1.0
Flint 4.5% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2017 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 24,892 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 8,221 -55 -1,378

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
July
2017
4.3% 3.7%
June
2017
4.4% 3.8% 4.5% 8,221
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.6% 8,276
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.8% 8,835
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.3% 9,639
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.8% 10,644
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 5.6% 10,351
December
2016
4.7% 5.1% 5.5% 10,108
November
2016
4.6% 5.1% 5.5% 10,049
October
2016
4.8% 5.0% 5.4% 10,009
September
2016
4.9% 5.0% 5.4% 9,894
August
2016
4.9% 4.9% 5.3% 9,686

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.