Department of Numbers

Michigan Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Michigan fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2022 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Michigan peaked in April 2020 at 22.7% and is now 18.3 percentage points lower. You can also see Michigan unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Michigan 4.4% -0.3 -1.8

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Michigan, National

Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Michigan peaked in April 2020 at 1,035,715. There are now 821,341 fewer people unemployed in the state. Michigan job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan 214,374 -13,598 -81,554

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Michigan from 1990 to March 2022

Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 4.4% 214,374
February 2022 3.8% 4.7% 227,972
January 2022 4.0% 4.9% 233,572
December 2021 3.9% 5.1% 245,464
November 2021 4.2% 5.2% 248,057
October 2021 4.6% 5.4% 256,466
September 2021 4.7% 5.7% 271,489
August 2021 5.2% 6.0% 288,472
July 2021 5.4% 6.2% 298,921
June 2021 5.9% 6.3% 302,962
May 2021 5.8% 6.2% 297,888