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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 4.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.9 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Midland 16.4% -4.3 +12.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 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 April 2020 at 7,886. There are now 1,309 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 6,577 -1,309 +5,059

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 16.4% 6,577
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 1,451
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.6% 1,442
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.6% 1,454
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.7% 1,467
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.7% 1,480
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.7% 1,493
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 1,504

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.