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Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in September 2009 at 11.5% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Tennessee 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Jackson 3.2% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Jackson, Tennessee, National

Jackson, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jackson peaked in September 2009 at 7,227. There are now 5,143 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,084 -95 -372

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.2%
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.2% 2,084
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.3% 2,179
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.5% 2,271
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.8% 2,476
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.1% 2,692
September
2018
3.7% 3.4% 4.1% 2,635
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.9% 2,528
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.9% 2,556
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.8% 2,499
May
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.6% 2,355
April
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.7% 2,380

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.