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Jackson, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 6.1%. 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 23.7% and is now 17.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in August 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 -2.3
Jackson 6.1% -0.3 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 17,256. There are now 12,878 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,911 in August 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 467. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 4,378 -215 -648

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 6.1% 4,378
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 6.4% 4,593
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 6.6% 4,739
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 5.5% 3,911
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.6% 3,999
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.8% 4,171
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.9% 4,261
April
2021
6.0% 4.9% 6.0% 4,318
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.2% 4,490
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.5% 4,720
January
2021
6.4% 5.7% 6.7% 4,915

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.