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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 1.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 19.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Niles peaked in April 2020 at 21.3% and is now 1.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Michigan 21.3% -2.7 +17.1
Niles 19.6% -1.7 +15.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 14,755. There are now 171 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 14,584 -171 +11,545

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 14.8%
May
2020
13.3% 21.3% 19.6% 14,584
April
2020
14.7% 24.0% 21.3% 14,755
March
2020
4.4% 4.3% 3.6% 2,594
February
2020
3.5% 3.6% 3.6% 2,688
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 3.8% 2,802
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.7% 2,732
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.8% 2,772
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.8% 2,818
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.9% 2,868
August
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 2,919

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.