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Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Saginaw fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Saginaw peaked in May 2009 at 13.4% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Saginaw unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 +0.3
Saginaw 4.7% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 May 2009 at 12,786. There are now 8,640 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,951 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 195. Saginaw employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Saginaw, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Saginaw 4,146 +14 +195

Number of Unemployed Persons

Saginaw, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployment Rate
Saginaw
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.2%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.7% 4,146
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.7% 4,132
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.7% 4,135
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.7% 4,102
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.7% 4,059
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.7% 4,050
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.6% 4,015
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.7% 4,067
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.7% 4,026
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.7% 4,019
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.6% 3,990

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.