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Jackson, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Mississippi rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Mississippi 3.6% 0.0 -1.4
Jackson 3.3% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Jackson, Mississippi, National

Jackson, Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jackson, Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 35,079. There are now 26,509 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,437 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 133. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Mississippi) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 8,570 +133 -3,213

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.6% 3.3% 8,570
August
2022
3.7% 3.6% 3.3% 8,437
July
2022
3.5% 3.6% 3.4% 8,695
June
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.5% 9,062
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.7% 9,512
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 9,792
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.9% 10,066
February
2022
3.8% 4.5% 4.1% 10,601
January
2022
4.0% 4.6% 4.2% 10,868
December
2021
3.9% 4.7% 4.3% 11,119
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 4.3% 11,072

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.