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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 26.2% and is now 18.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.2 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 -2.3
Saginaw 7.6% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 21,043. There are now 14,836 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,334 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 873. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 6,207 -211 -750

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 7.6% 6,207
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 7.8% 6,418
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 7.9% 6,552
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 6.5% 5,372
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 6.4% 5,334
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 6.6% 5,491
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 6.6% 5,526
April
2021
6.0% 4.9% 6.6% 5,541
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.8% 5,696
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 7.1% 6,014
January
2021
6.4% 5.7% 7.4% 6,361

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.