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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2020 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower 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 December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 +3.1
Michigan 7.5% +0.5 +3.6
Flint 7.0% 0.0 +2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2020 data as January 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 45,370 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 11,974 -401 +3,479

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
January
2021
6.3%
December
2020
6.7% 7.5% 7.0% 11,974
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 7.0% 12,375
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 7.9% 14,313
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 10.9% 20,279
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 10.8% 19,977
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 10.8% 19,906
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 16.6% 32,222
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 25.5% 48,879
April
2020
14.8% 24.0% 31.0% 57,344
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 4.4% 7,936
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 4.5% 8,290

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.