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Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lansing fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Lansing peaked in April 2020 at 18.6% and is now 14.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Lansing unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Michigan 4.1% 0.0 -1.6
Lansing 4.3% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lansing, Michigan, National

Lansing, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lansing, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lansing peaked in April 2020 at 42,661. There are now 32,267 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,127 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,267. Lansing employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lansing, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lansing 10,394 +5 -2,252

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lansing, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Lansing
Unemployment Rate
Lansing
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 10,394
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.3% 10,389
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.2% 10,120
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 9,882
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 9,770
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 9,317
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 3.9% 9,127
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 9,460
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.2% 9,673
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 4.3% 10,092
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 4.5% 10,499

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.