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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in June 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in January 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Michigan 4.7% 0.0 +0.3
Saginaw 5.4% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 June 2009 at 12,776. There are now 8,027 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,531 in June 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 218. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,749 -35 +159

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 4.6%
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.4% 4,749
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.4% 4,784
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 5,060
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 5,057
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 5,043
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 4,989
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 4,923
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.7% 4,993
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.7% 5,005
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.4% 4,776
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.2% 4,567

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.