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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 25.4% and is now 19.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 -2.0
Saginaw 5.7% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 15,481 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,587 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 69. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,656 -20 -1,040

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 5.7% 4,656
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.7% 4,676
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.6% 4,605
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.6% 4,587
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

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.