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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 4.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 25.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.8% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.2% -2.8 +17.0
Muskegon 25.5% -4.3 +21.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 23,681. There are now 2,842 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 20,839 -2,842 +17,549

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 21.2% 25.5% 20,839
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 29.8% 23,681
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.9% 2,958
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.9% 3,045
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 3,177
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.2% 3,217
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.2% 3,211
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 4.2% 3,206
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 4.2% 3,202
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.2% 3,203
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 4.2% 3,216

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.