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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.0%. 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 April 2020 at 24.2% and is now 19.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in April 2022, 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 -2.0
Bay City 5.0% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 11,415. There are now 8,979 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,378 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 58. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,436 -3 -552

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 5.0% 2,436
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.0% 2,439
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.9% 2,396
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.9% 2,378
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.0% 2,392
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 2,491
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 5.3% 2,535
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.5% 2,634
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.5% 2,628
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 5.5% 2,652
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 5.7% 2,748

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.