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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.5 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 10.6% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland 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
Midland 4.3% -0.5 -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: 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 October 2009 at 4,469. There are now 2,717 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,752 -189 -71

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.3% 1,752
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.8% 1,941
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 1,925
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.0% 2,017
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 1,979
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 1,987
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 1,957
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 1,937
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.9% 1,964
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.8% 1,965
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 1,889

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.