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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 15.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Michigan 6.9% +0.8 +3.0
Midland 5.0% -0.2 +1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 7,886. There are now 5,907 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,979 -69 +525

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.9% 5.0% 1,979
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 5.2% 2,048
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 7.1% 2,886
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 7.2% 2,929
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 7.5% 2,959
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 11.1% 4,577
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 16.5% 6,618
April
2020
14.8% 24.0% 20.7% 7,886
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.4% 1,351
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 1,397
January
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.6% 1,451

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.