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Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hattiesburg fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Hattiesburg peaked in April 2020 at 12.9% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hattiesburg unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Mississippi 6.1% -0.1 -2.4
Hattiesburg 4.8% -0.9 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,246. There are now 4,920 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hattiesburg employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hattiesburg 3,326 -672 -1,789

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hattiesburg, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployment Rate
Hattiesburg
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.1% 4.8% 3,326
June
2021
5.9% 6.2% 5.7% 3,998
May
2021
5.8% 6.1% 5.6% 3,936
April
2021
6.1% 6.2% 5.7% 3,961
March
2021
6.0% 6.2% 5.8% 4,029
February
2021
6.2% 6.3% 5.9% 4,163
January
2021
6.3% 6.4% 6.3% 4,401
December
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.8% 4,007
November
2020
6.7% 6.7% 6.0% 4,145
October
2020
6.9% 6.9% 6.2% 4,307
September
2020
7.8% 7.2% 6.5% 4,473

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.