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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.3%. 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 11.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 -2.0
Ann Arbor 3.3% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 20,071 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 July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 6,459 -266 -1,639

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 3.3% 6,459
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
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 3.7% 7,032
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 3.7% 6,986
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 3.7% 6,995
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 3.8% 7,242

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.