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Bay City, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bay City fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Bay City peaked in June 2009 at 12.6% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bay City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 +0.2
Bay City 5.1% -0.4 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 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 June 2009 at 6,966. There are now 4,393 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Bay City 2,573 -230 -156

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bay City, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployment Rate
Bay City
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.1% 2,573
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,911
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 2,883
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.8% 2,941
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.8% 2,981
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.6% 2,877

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.