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Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muskegon rose 1.1 percentage points in January 2021 to 9.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.5 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Muskegon peaked in April 2020 at 29.8% and is now 20.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.1% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Muskegon unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Michigan 5.7% -2.5 +2.0
Muskegon 9.2% +1.1 +5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 23,681. There are now 16,637 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,935 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,109. Muskegon employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muskegon, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Muskegon 7,044 +1,109 +3,867

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muskegon, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployment Rate
Muskegon
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2%
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 9.2% 7,044
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.1% 5,935
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 8.4% 6,307
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 8.8% 6,720
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 11.6% 9,129
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 11.9% 9,323
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 12.1% 9,438
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 17.9% 14,873
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 25.4% 20,968
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 29.8% 23,681

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.