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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in January 2010 at 10.6% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Midland 3.2% -0.4 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 October 2009 at 4,469. There are now 3,172 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,297 -157 -720

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.2% 1,297
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 3.6% 1,454
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.0% 1,597
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 3.9% 1,561
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 1,581
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.8% 1,510
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.6% 1,440
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.9% 1,571
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 1,704
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.3% 1,754
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.8% 1,941

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.