Department of Numbers

Michigan Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Michigan rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 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 18.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Michigan unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 -0.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Michigan, National

Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 827,685 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 200,680 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7,350. Michigan job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan 208,030 +2,905 -40,027

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.3% 208,030
October 2022 3.7% 4.2% 205,125
September 2022 3.5% 4.1% 200,798
August 2022 3.7% 4.1% 200,680
July 2022 3.5% 4.2% 202,130
June 2022 3.6% 4.3% 207,172
May 2022 3.6% 4.3% 207,241
April 2022 3.6% 4.3% 208,977
March 2022 3.6% 4.4% 214,351
February 2022 3.8% 4.7% 227,972
January 2022 4.0% 4.9% 233,572