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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in January 2010 at 16.4% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon 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
Muskegon 4.5% +0.3 -1.1
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: Muskegon, Michigan, National

Muskegon, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Muskegon peaked in June 2009 at 14,109. There are now 10,604 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,017 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 488. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 3,505 +244 -866

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.5% 3,505
September
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.2% 3,261
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.9% 3,017
July
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.2% 3,312
June
2018
4.0% 4.4% 4.8% 3,750
May
2018
3.8% 4.6% 4.8% 3,751
April
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.3% 4,178
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 4,176
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.6% 4,368
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.5% 4,288
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 4,485

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.