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Midland, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Midland fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Midland peaked in April 2020 at 19.1% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Midland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 -2.0
Midland 4.1% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 7,185. There are now 5,603 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,525 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 57.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Midland 1,582 -6 -321

Number of Unemployed Persons

Midland, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployment Rate
Midland
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.1% 1,582
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.1% 1,588
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 1,549
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.0% 1,525
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.0% 1,525
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.1% 1,579
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.2% 1,601
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 4.3% 1,661
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 4.3% 1,654
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 4.4% 1,666
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 4.5% 1,729

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.