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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2021 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 31.0% and is now 24.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.0% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.0% -0.2 +1.6
Michigan 5.1% -0.1 +1.4
Flint 7.0% -0.2 +2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2021 data as April 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 57,344. There are now 44,954 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,974 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 416. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 12,390 -228 +4,454

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
April
2021
6.1%
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 7.0% 12,390
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 7.2% 12,618
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 7.3% 12,851
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.0% 11,974
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.0% 12,375
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 7.9% 14,313
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 10.9% 20,279
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 10.8% 19,977
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 10.8% 19,906
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 16.6% 32,222
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 25.5% 48,879

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.