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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in June 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Saginaw 4.7% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 8,691 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 313. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,085 +197 -838

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.7% 4,085
September
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.5% 3,888
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 3,772
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.7% 4,142
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.8% 4,241
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 5.0% 4,369
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.4% 4,763
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

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.