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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 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. From a post peak low of 5.0% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Michigan 5.2% -0.5 +1.5
Midland 5.0% -0.1 +1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 5,958 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,917 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 11.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,928 -50 +531

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.0% 1,928
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 5.1% 1,978
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.0% 1,917
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.1% 1,978
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 5.2% 2,048
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 7.1% 2,886
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 7.2% 2,929
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 7.5% 2,959
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 11.1% 4,577
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 16.5% 6,618
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 20.7% 7,886

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.