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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 12.6% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Bay City 4.7% +0.2 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,584 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,149 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 233. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,382 +138 -501

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 2,382
September
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.5% 2,244
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 2,149
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 2,355
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.9% 2,510
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.1% 2,570
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.5% 2,803
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 2,824
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 2,971
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 2,960
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 2,953

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.