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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.9%. 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 April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 14.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.3% in August 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 -2.3
Niles 5.9% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 9,847 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,752 in August 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 448. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 4,200 -185 -586

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 5.9% 5.9% 4,200
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 6.1% 4,385
September
2021
4.7% 6.3% 6.3% 4,504
August
2021
5.2% 4.7% 5.3% 3,752
July
2021
5.4% 4.8% 5.4% 3,843
June
2021
5.9% 5.0% 5.6% 3,956
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.6% 3,974
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.7% 6.7% 4,876

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.