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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 26.2% and is now 19.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Michigan 4.9% -0.2 -18.7
Saginaw 6.6% -0.2 -19.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Saginaw, Michigan, National

Saginaw, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 21,043. There are now 15,503 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 5,540 -156 -15,503

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.9% 6.6% 5,540
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.8% 5,696
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 7.1% 6,014
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 7.4% 6,361
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 7.8% 6,617
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.1% 6,957
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 7.4% 6,270
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 8.2% 6,935
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 8.2% 6,948
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 8.2% 6,930
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 12.2% 10,591

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.