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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.8%. 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 21.3% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Michigan 5.2% -0.5 +1.5
Niles 5.8% -0.2 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 10,558 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 4,197 -175 +1,509

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 5.2% 5.8% 4,197
January
2021
6.3% 5.7% 6.0% 4,372
December
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.2% 4,388
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.3% 4,637
October
2020
6.9% 8.1% 6.7% 4,917
September
2020
7.8% 8.2% 8.9% 6,772
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 9.2% 6,993
July
2020
10.2% 9.0% 9.5% 7,140
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 14.1% 10,922
May
2020
13.3% 20.8% 19.4% 14,599
April
2020
14.8% 23.6% 21.3% 14,755

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.