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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw rose 0.7 percentage points in January 2021 to 7.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 25.9% and is now 18.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.7% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Michigan 5.7% -2.5 +2.0
Saginaw 7.5% +0.7 +2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 22,171. There are now 15,864 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,458 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 849. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 6,307 +849 +2,356

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2%
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 7.5% 6,307
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.8% 5,458
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.7% 5,589
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.8% 5,725
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 9.6% 8,324
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 9.7% 8,404
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 9.7% 8,405
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 14.7% 13,202
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 21.4% 19,002
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 25.9% 22,171

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.