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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hattiesburg fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Hattiesburg peaked in April 2020 at 12.4% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hattiesburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Mississippi 4.1% -0.1 -2.1
Hattiesburg 3.7% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, National

Hattiesburg, Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hattiesburg peaked in April 2020 at 7,828. There are now 5,252 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hattiesburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Hattiesburg 2,576 -66 -1,305

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.7% 2,576
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.8% 2,642
February
2022
3.8% 4.5% 4.0% 2,763
January
2022
4.0% 4.6% 4.1% 2,819
December
2021
3.9% 4.7% 4.2% 2,880
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 4.2% 2,863
October
2021
4.6% 4.7% 4.2% 2,889
September
2021
4.7% 5.0% 4.4% 3,035
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 4.7% 3,225
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.0% 3,427
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 5.2% 3,607

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.