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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2020 to 9.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 25.4% and is now 16.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
Michigan 8.7% 0.0 +4.7
Jackson 9.1% -0.1 +5.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 11,382 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 6,833 -87 +4,095

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 9.1% 6,833
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 9.2% 6,920
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 14.3% 11,164
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 20.8% 15,851
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 25.4% 18,215
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.4% 2,457
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.4% 2,539
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 2,645
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.6% 2,653
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.6% 2,675
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.6% 2,697

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.