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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 4.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 21.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 25.9% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Saginaw 21.3% -4.6 +16.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 3,287 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 18,884 -3,287 +14,757

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 21.3% 18,884
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 25.9% 22,171
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 4.3% 3,606
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 4.4% 3,773
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.6% 3,951
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 4,047
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 4,051
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.7% 4,057
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.7% 4,056
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.7% 4,053

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.