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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 5.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in May 2009 at 16.2% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 +0.2
Flint 5.2% -0.4 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 May 2009 at 33,113. There are now 23,519 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flint employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flint, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 9,594 -689 -357

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.2% 9,594
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.6% 10,283
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 10,357
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 10,837
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.0% 10,844
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.1% 11,212
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.0% 10,984
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.9% 10,780
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.8% 10,659
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.7% 10,483
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.5% 10,200

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.