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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2018 to 5.0%. 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 September 2009 at 13.6% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Michigan 4.7% -0.1 +0.1
Niles 5.0% -0.2 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2018 data as April 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 October 2009 at 10,494. There are now 6,779 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,350 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 365. Niles employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Niles, Michigan) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 3,715 -167 +163

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
April
2018
3.9%
March
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 3,715
February
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.2% 3,882
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,767
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 3,890
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,818
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 3,715
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.1% 3,758
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 5.1% 3,789
July
2017
4.3% 4.5% 4.9% 3,593
June
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.6% 3,382
May
2017
4.3% 4.4% 4.5% 3,350

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.