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Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ann Arbor fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Ann Arbor peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 11.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ann Arbor unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Michigan 6.9% +0.8 +3.0
Ann Arbor 4.3% 0.0 +1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 28,737. There are now 20,301 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ann Arbor 8,436 -237 +3,149

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ann Arbor, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployment Rate
Ann Arbor
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 4.3% 8,436
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 4.3% 8,673
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 6.2% 12,628
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 6.7% 13,862
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
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.8% 2.7% 5,288

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.