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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon rose 0.1 percentage points in December 2017 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in January 2010 at 16.4% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.5 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Michigan 4.7% +0.1 -0.4
Muskegon 5.8% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2017 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Muskegon, Michigan, National

Muskegon, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Muskegon peaked in June 2009 at 14,109. There are now 9,657 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,272 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,180. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 4,452 +54 +367

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
January
2018
4.1%
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.8% 4,452
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 5.7% 4,398
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 5.7% 4,404
September
2017
4.2% 4.3% 5.8% 4,498
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 5.5% 4,247
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.7% 3,609
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 4.3% 3,272
May
2017
4.3% 4.2% 4.3% 3,316
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.4% 3,422
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.7% 3,627
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.4% 4,248

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.