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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in July 2009 at 14.5% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Jackson 3.4% -0.3 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 July 2009 at 11,103. There are now 8,532 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,561 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 10. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,571 -213 -1,051

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.4% 2,571
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 3.7% 2,784
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.1% 3,032
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 2,928
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 3.9% 2,883
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.7% 2,720
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 2,561
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.7% 2,760
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.1% 3,055
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.2% 3,122
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.5% 3,387

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.