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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 7.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.6% and is now 21.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 -2.3
Muskegon 7.8% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 22,806. There are now 17,008 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,680 in July 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,118. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 5,798 -172 -704

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 7.8% 5,798
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 8.0% 5,970
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 8.0% 5,975
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 6.5% 4,777
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 6.4% 4,680
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 7.4% 5,529
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 7.2% 5,414
April
2021
6.0% 4.9% 6.9% 5,155
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 6.7% 5,024
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 6.5% 4,863
January
2021
6.4% 5.7% 8.2% 6,291

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.