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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hattiesburg fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Hattiesburg peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Hattiesburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Mississippi 6.3% -0.1 +0.5
Hattiesburg 5.6% 0.0 +0.9
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: 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 8,334. There are now 4,420 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hattiesburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hattiesburg 3,914 -29 +699

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.3% 5.6% 3,914
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 5.6% 3,943
December
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.6% 3,983
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 5.7% 4,022
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.6% 4,726
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.6% 4,741
August
2020
8.4% 7.8% 7.0% 4,786
July
2020
10.2% 8.5% 8.3% 5,462
June
2020
11.1% 9.6% 7.9% 5,055
May
2020
13.3% 11.0% 8.9% 5,741
April
2020
14.8% 15.7% 13.3% 8,334

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.