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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2020 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 8.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Michigan 8.7% 0.0 +4.7
Ann Arbor 6.7% -0.1 +3.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 14,861 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 August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 13,876 -90 +8,361

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 8.5%
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 6.7% 13,876
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 6.8% 13,966
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 10.2% 21,213
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 14.0% 27,604
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

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.