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Battle Creek, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Battle Creek fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Battle Creek peaked in April 2020 at 23.3% and is now 18.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Battle Creek unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Michigan 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Battle Creek 5.1% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 13,923. There are now 10,899 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Battle Creek 3,024 -70 -1,192

Number of Unemployed Persons

Battle Creek, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Battle Creek
Unemployment Rate
Battle Creek
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.1% 3,024
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.2% 3,094
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.5% 3,244
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 5.6% 3,308
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.8% 3,430
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.8% 3,414
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.8% 3,443
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 6.1% 3,593
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 6.4% 3,791
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 6.7% 3,977
June
2021
5.9% 6.3% 6.9% 4,107

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.