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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in August 2009 at 14.5% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Michigan 4.1% -0.1 +0.1
Jackson 3.8% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 August 2009 at 11,069. There are now 8,224 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,741 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 104. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,845 -3 +40

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 2,845
September
2019
3.5% 4.2% 3.8% 2,848
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 2,842
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 3.8% 2,820
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 3.7% 2,802
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.7% 2,799
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 2,823
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 2,817
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.7% 2,786
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 3.8% 2,836
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.8% 2,842

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.