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Battle Creek, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Battle Creek fell 3.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 22.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Battle Creek peaked in April 2020 at 25.6% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Battle Creek unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Battle Creek 22.6% -3.0 +18.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Battle Creek, Michigan, National

Battle Creek, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Battle Creek, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Battle Creek peaked in April 2020 at 15,295. There are now 639 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Battle Creek employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Battle Creek, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Battle Creek 14,656 -639 +12,050

Number of Unemployed Persons

Battle Creek, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Battle Creek
Unemployment Rate
Battle Creek
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 22.6% 14,656
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 25.6% 15,295
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.6% 2,220
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 2,307
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 2,407
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 2,389
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.9% 2,425
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 2,461
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.0% 2,497
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 2,529
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 2,556

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.