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Flint, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flint fell 5.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 25.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.1 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Flint peaked in April 2020 at 31.0% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flint unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.2% -2.8 +17.0
Flint 25.3% -5.7 +20.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 57,344. There are now 8,771 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Flint 48,573 -8,771 +39,215

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flint, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployment Rate
Flint
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 21.2% 25.3% 48,573
April
2020
14.7% 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
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 8,386
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 8,495
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.6% 8,480
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.7% 8,540
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 8,610
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.8% 8,738
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.9% 8,927

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.