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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 8.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.8% and is now 21.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Michigan 7.0% +0.9 +3.1
Muskegon 8.3% -0.5 +4.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 17,362 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 6,319 -401 +3,108

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 7.5%
November
2020
6.7% 7.0% 8.3% 6,319
October
2020
6.9% 6.1% 8.8% 6,720
September
2020
7.8% 8.6% 11.6% 9,129
August
2020
8.4% 8.7% 11.9% 9,323
July
2020
10.2% 8.7% 12.1% 9,438
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 17.9% 14,873
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 25.4% 20,968
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.8% 4.1% 3,177

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.