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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 30.1% and is now 24.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 -0.9
Flint 6.1% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 52,171. There are now 41,385 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,160 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 626. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 10,786 +60 -782

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.3% 6.1% 10,786
October
2022
3.7% 4.2% 6.0% 10,726
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 5.9% 10,478
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 5.8% 10,334
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 5.7% 10,160
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

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.