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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in July 2009 at 12.6% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 +0.3
Bay City 4.6% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 August 2009 at 6,916. There are now 4,612 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,267 in May 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 37. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,304 +14 +6

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2%
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.6% 2,304
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.5% 2,290
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.5% 2,267
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.5% 2,271
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.5% 2,281
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.5% 2,280
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.6% 2,332
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.6% 2,318
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.6% 2,314
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.6% 2,298

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.