Department of Numbers

Michigan Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Michigan fell 6.5 percentage points in June 2020 to 14.8%. The state unemployment rate was 3.7 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Michigan peaked in April 2020 at 24.0% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Michigan unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 11.1% -2.2 +7.4
Michigan 14.8% -6.5 +10.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Michigan, National

Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Michigan peaked in April 2020 at 1,102,500. There are now 370,462 fewer people unemployed in the state. Michigan job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan 732,038 -280,708 +525,466

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Michigan from 1990 to June 2020

Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployed
July 2020 10.2%
June 2020 11.1% 14.8% 732,038
May 2020 13.3% 21.3% 1,012,746
April 2020 14.7% 24.0% 1,102,500
March 2020 4.4% 4.3% 208,831
February 2020 3.5% 3.6% 180,318
January 2020 3.6% 3.8% 187,209
December 2019 3.5% 3.9% 190,994
November 2019 3.5% 3.9% 190,354
October 2019 3.6% 3.9% 190,527
September 2019 3.5% 3.9% 193,387
August 2019 3.7% 4.0% 197,822