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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 25.4% and is now 19.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.1% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Michigan 5.2% -0.5 +1.5
Jackson 6.2% -0.1 +2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Jackson, Michigan, National

Jackson, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jackson, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 18,215. There are now 13,806 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,283 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 126. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 4,409 -136 +1,870

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.2% 4,409
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 6.3% 4,545
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.1% 4,283
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.2% 4,480
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.4% 4,710
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 8.8% 6,654
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 9.1% 6,827
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 9.2% 6,920
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 14.3% 11,164
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 20.8% 15,851
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 25.4% 18,215

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.