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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Niles peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Michigan 4.8% -0.2 -4.2
Niles 5.4% -0.2 -2.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Niles, Michigan, National

Niles, Michigan monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Niles, Michigan Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Niles peaked in April 2020 at 14,047. There are now 10,205 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 3,842 -114 -1,992

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.4% 3,842
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.6% 3,956
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.6% 3,974
April
2021
6.1% 4.9% 5.5% 3,911
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.4% 3,897
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.4% 3,908
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 6.7% 4,876
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.3% 4,590
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.6% 4,786
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.9% 4,990
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 7.1% 5,132

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.