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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson rose 0.2 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in July 2009 at 14.5% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Jackson 3.9% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 July 2009 at 11,103. There are now 8,219 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 323. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,884 +164 -666

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.9% 3.9% 2,884
September
2018
3.7% 4.0% 3.7% 2,720
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.5% 2,561
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.7% 2,760
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.1% 3,055
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.2% 3,122
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.5% 3,387
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.5% 3,385
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.8% 3,622
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,636
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,592

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.