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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in January 2010 at 16.4% and is now 12.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Michigan 4.3% +0.1 +0.3
Muskegon 4.2% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 July 2009 at 13,985. There are now 10,687 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,294 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 3,298 +4 -56

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2%
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.2% 3,298
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.2% 3,294
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.2% 3,299
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.2% 3,329
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 3,333
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 3,318
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.4% 3,403
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.4% 3,417
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.4% 3,407
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,369

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.