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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in January 2010 at 16.4% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Muskegon 3.8% -0.4 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 11,127 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 2,982 -339 -1,386

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 2,982
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3,321
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.7% 3,625
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.5% 3,483
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.5% 3,503
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.2% 3,261
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 3,017
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.2% 3,312
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.8% 3,750
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.8% 3,751
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.3% 4,178

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.