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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in April 2020 at 19.1% and is now 14.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 -0.9
Midland 4.4% +0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December 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 April 2020 at 7,185. There are now 5,484 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,525 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 176.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,701 +30 +47

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.4% 1,701
October
2022
3.7% 4.2% 4.3% 1,671
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.2% 1,630
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 1,608
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.1% 1,581
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 1,588
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 1,549
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 1,525
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.0% 1,525
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 1,579
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.2% 1,601

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.