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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 12.6% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Bay City 4.2% -0.4 -1.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bay City, Michigan, National

Bay City, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bay City, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 6,966. There are now 4,872 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,094 -247 -877

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 2,094
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.6% 2,341
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.8% 2,401
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.7% 2,390
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.7% 2,385
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.5% 2,244
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 2,149
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.6% 2,355
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.9% 2,510
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.1% 2,570
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.5% 2,803

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.