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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 25.4% and is now 19.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Michigan 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Saginaw 5.6% -0.1 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 20,137. There are now 15,549 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 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,588 -16 -1,525

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.6% 4,588
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.7% 4,604
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 5.9% 4,760
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 6.0% 4,844
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 6.3% 5,064
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 6.3% 5,130
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 6.5% 5,297
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 7.0% 5,715
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 7.7% 6,310
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 7.0% 5,696
June
2021
5.9% 6.3% 7.3% 5,932

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.