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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in April 2020 at 25.9% and is now 19.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Michigan 7.0% +0.9 +3.1
Saginaw 6.7% -0.1 +2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 22,171. There are now 16,580 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 5,591 -134 +1,540

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.5%
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 6.7% 5,591
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 6.8% 5,725
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 9.6% 8,324
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 9.7% 8,404
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 9.7% 8,405
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 14.7% 13,202
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 21.4% 19,002
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.8% 4.6% 3,951

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.