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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Niles peaked in August 2009 at 13.5% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 +0.3
Niles 4.2% +0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 August 2009 at 10,495. There are now 7,421 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,949 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 125. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 3,074 +39 +125

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.2%
August
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.2% 3,074
July
2019
3.7% 4.3% 4.1% 3,035
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 4.1% 3,027
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.1% 3,000
April
2019
3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 3,018
March
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 3,015
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 2,998
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3,066
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.2% 3,055
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.2% 3,050
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 3,019

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.