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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.2 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.5%. 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 19.9% and is now 15.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Michigan 4.7% -0.1 -3.8
Midland 4.5% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 7,524. There are now 5,745 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,779 -55 -554

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8% 4.6%
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 4.5% 1,779
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 4.7% 1,834
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 4.9% 1,911
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.0% 1,948
April
2021
6.1% 4.9% 5.0% 1,963
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.2% 2,028
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.4% 2,108
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 5.4% 2,166
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.4% 2,160
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 5.6% 2,214
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 5.7% 2,265

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.