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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City rose 0.5 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in April 2020 at 25.6% and is now 18.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Michigan 5.7% -2.5 +2.0
Bay City 6.9% +0.5 +2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 April 2020 at 12,602. There are now 9,231 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,939 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 432. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 3,371 +432 +1,100

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2%
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 6.9% 3,371
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.4% 2,939
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.4% 3,030
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.5% 3,117
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 8.7% 4,299
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 8.8% 4,363
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 9.0% 4,400
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 13.7% 7,006
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 20.5% 10,391
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 25.6% 12,602

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.