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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.0% and is now 23.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Michigan 4.3% -0.1 -1.9
Muskegon 5.7% -0.1 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 22,100. There are now 17,704 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 4,396 -50 -1,827

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 5.7% 4,396
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 5.8% 4,446
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 6.1% 4,647
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 6.3% 4,747
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 6.5% 4,905
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 6.5% 4,877
October
2021
4.6% 5.4% 6.5% 4,923
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 6.8% 5,159
August
2021
5.2% 6.0% 7.3% 5,471
July
2021
5.4% 6.2% 7.7% 5,776
June
2021
5.9% 6.3% 8.0% 6,001

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.