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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2018 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in June 2009 at 9.8% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 +0.2
Ann Arbor 3.1% -0.3 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 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 June 2009 at 18,304. There are now 12,231 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 6,073 -576 -143

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 3.1% 6,073
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 3.4% 6,649
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 3.4% 6,651
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 3.8% 7,297
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 3.7% 7,236
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 3.7% 7,258
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 3.7% 7,234
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 3.7% 7,224
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 3.8% 7,417
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 3.8% 7,402
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 3.6% 6,984

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.