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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 10.6% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 +0.3
Midland 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Midland, Michigan, National

Midland, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Midland, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Midland peaked in September 2009 at 4,428. There are now 2,918 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,469 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 41.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,510 +17 -33

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2%
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 3.7% 1,510
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 3.7% 1,493
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.6% 1,478
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.6% 1,472
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.6% 1,472
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.6% 1,469
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 3.8% 1,520
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.8% 1,541
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 3.8% 1,537
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 1,525

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.