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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 8.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.4 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 31.0% and is now 22.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.4 percentage points. You can also compare Flint 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
Flint 8.3% -0.3 +0.1
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: Flint, Michigan, National

Flint, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Flint, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 54,427. There are now 40,034 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,245 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,148. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 14,393 -609 -287

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 8.3% 14,393
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 8.6% 15,002
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 8.6% 15,097
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 8.5% 14,742
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.9% 10,245
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 7.2% 12,607
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.2% 12,734
April
2021
6.0% 4.9% 7.2% 12,803
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 7.4% 13,118
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 7.7% 13,727
January
2021
6.4% 5.7% 7.9% 14,241

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.