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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in April 2020 at 25.0% and is now 18.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in August 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 -2.3
Bay City 6.5% -0.3 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 11,951. There are now 8,837 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,739 in August 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 375. Bay City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bay City, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 3,114 -118 -348

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 6.5% 3,114
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 6.8% 3,232
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 6.9% 3,312
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 5.7% 2,739
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.8% 2,795
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 6.0% 2,913
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 6.1% 2,980
April
2021
6.0% 4.9% 6.2% 3,025
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.3% 3,135
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.6% 3,286
January
2021
6.4% 5.7% 6.8% 3,411

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.