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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon rose 0.2 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.6% and is now 22.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Michigan 4.9% -0.2 -18.7
Muskegon 6.9% +0.2 -22.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 22,806. There are now 17,628 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,863 in February 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 315. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 5,178 +154 -17,628

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.9% 6.9% 5,178
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.7% 5,024
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.5% 4,863
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 8.2% 6,291
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.1% 6,236
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.4% 6,502
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 8.8% 6,778
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 9.0% 6,941
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 9.4% 7,217
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 10.1% 7,749
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 15.1% 12,023

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.