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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 5.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 20.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in April 2020 at 25.6% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.2% -2.8 +17.0
Bay City 20.6% -5.0 +16.0
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: 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 2,273 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 10,329 -2,273 +8,019

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 21.2% 20.6% 10,329
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 25.6% 12,602
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 4.3% 2,069
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 4.3% 2,165
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 2,271
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 2,299
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 2,306
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.6% 2,311
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 2,312
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.6% 2,308
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.6% 2,301

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.