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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 30.1% and is now 24.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint 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
Flint 5.7% -0.2 -1.9
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: 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 52,171. There are now 42,007 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 10,164 -276 -3,165

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 5.7% 10,164
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.9% 10,440
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.9% 10,344
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 6.0% 10,439
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 6.0% 10,556
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 6.4% 11,070
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 6.5% 11,264
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 6.7% 11,604
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 6.7% 11,568
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 6.7% 11,664
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 7.0% 12,123

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.