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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 1.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 13.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 7.4 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 1.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Ann Arbor 13.9% -1.6 +10.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ann Arbor, Michigan, National

Ann Arbor, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ann Arbor peaked in April 2020 at 28,737. There are now 1,305 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ann Arbor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 27,432 -1,305 +21,538

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 13.9% 27,432
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 15.5% 28,737
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 2.6% 5,012
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 2.6% 5,123
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 2.7% 5,288
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.6% 5,236
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.7% 5,287
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 2.7% 5,352
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.7% 5,430
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 2.8% 5,515

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.