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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2018 to 5.3%. 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 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 4.7% -0.1 +0.1
Muskegon 5.3% -0.3 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 9,926 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,881 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 302. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 4,183 -185 +176

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 4,183
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 4,428
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.6% 4,371
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.7% 4,439
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.7% 4,449
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 5.3% 4,190
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 3,929
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 5.0% 3,881

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.