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Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Niles fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Michigan rate. The unemployment rate in Niles peaked in September 2009 at 13.6% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Niles unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 -0.4
Niles 3.7% -0.5 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 October 2009 at 10,494. There are now 7,764 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Niles 2,730 -326 -1,152

Number of Unemployed Persons

Niles, Michigan Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Michigan
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployment Rate
Niles
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.0%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 3.7% 2,730
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 3,056
December
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.4% 3,237
November
2018
3.7% 4.0% 4.2% 3,119
October
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,159
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 4.1% 2,962
August
2018
3.8% 3.9% 3.8% 2,783
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.0% 2,944
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.4% 3,227
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 3,321
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.0% 3,701

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.