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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in June 2009 at 13.4% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Saginaw 4.3% -0.4 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 8,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,772 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 3,791 -348 -1,269

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,791
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.7% 4,139
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.8% 4,214
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.7% 4,105
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.7% 4,084
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.5% 3,888
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.3% 3,772
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.7% 4,142
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.8% 4,241
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.0% 4,369
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.4% 4,763

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.