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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in June 2009 at 13.4% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw 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
Saginaw 5.5% 0.0 +0.3
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: Saginaw, Michigan, National

Saginaw, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Saginaw peaked in June 2009 at 12,776. There are now 7,874 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,865 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,037. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,902 +46 +290

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.5% 4,902
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.5% 4,856
September
2017
4.2% 4.3% 5.6% 4,964
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 5.3% 4,680
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.6% 4,086
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 4.4% 3,865
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.4% 3,899
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.6% 4,101
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.0% 4,410
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.6% 5,038
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 5.3% 4,753

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.