Department of Numbers

Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 10.6% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Michigan 4.6% +0.1 -0.5
Midland 4.7% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Midland, Michigan, National

Midland, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Midland, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Midland peaked in October 2009 at 4,469. There are now 2,558 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,551 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 360.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,911 +4 -24

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 4.7% 1,911
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.7% 1,907
September
2017
4.2% 4.3% 4.8% 1,958
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 4.5% 1,838
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.0% 1,640
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.8% 1,551
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.9% 1,591
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.0% 1,635
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.3% 1,751
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 4.9% 2,037
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 4.9% 2,000

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.