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Jackson, Mississippi Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.8%. 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 10.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson 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
Jackson 3.8% -0.1 -1.9
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: 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 25,285 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jackson employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jackson, Mississippi) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 9,794 -272 -4,955

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.8% 9,794
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.7% 4.3% 11,205
September
2021
4.7% 5.0% 4.5% 11,783
August
2021
5.2% 5.3% 4.8% 12,494
July
2021
5.4% 5.6% 5.1% 13,205
June
2021
5.9% 5.8% 5.3% 13,813

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.