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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 -0.9
Ann Arbor 3.4% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 26,530. There are now 19,834 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,367 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 329. Ann Arbor employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 6,696 +167 -290

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 6,696
October
2022
3.7% 4.2% 3.3% 6,529
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 3.2% 6,367
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.2% 6,373
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 3.3% 6,456
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 6,725
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 6,724
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.4% 6,700
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.5% 6,766
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 3.6% 6,918
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 3.6% 6,855

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.