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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 23.1% and is now 18.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Michigan 4.1% 0.0 -1.6
Jackson 4.3% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 16,866. There are now 13,695 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 3,171 -2 -582

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.3% 3,171
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.3% 3,173
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.4% 3,187
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.5% 3,280
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.5% 3,301
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.6% 3,314
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.6% 3,345
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.8% 3,469
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.9% 3,512
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.0% 3,609
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.0% 3,596

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.