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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Niles peaked in April 2020 at 19.6% and is now 15.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Michigan 4.1% 0.0 -1.6
Niles 4.4% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 13,474. There are now 10,328 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,076 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 70. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 3,146 +48 -595

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 4.1% 4.4% 3,146
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 4.4% 3,098
July
2022
3.5% 4.2% 4.3% 3,076
June
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.4% 3,153
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.4% 3,159
April
2022
3.6% 4.3% 4.5% 3,181
March
2022
3.6% 4.4% 4.6% 3,222
February
2022
3.8% 4.7% 4.8% 3,375
January
2022
4.0% 4.9% 4.9% 3,456
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 5.1% 3,595
November
2021
4.2% 5.2% 5.1% 3,587

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.