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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.8%. 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 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Michigan 4.8% +0.1 0.0
Jackson 4.8% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 7,493 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,803 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 807. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 3,610 -42 -144

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.8% 3,610
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 4.9% 3,652
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,581
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.8% 3,574
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.7% 3,537
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.8% 3,637
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.6% 3,401
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.1% 3,015
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 3.8% 2,825
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 3.8% 2,803
April
2017
4.4% 4.4% 4.0% 2,967

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.