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Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.5%. 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 June 2009 at 11.4% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Tennessee 3.5% +0.1 0.0
Jackson 3.5% +0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 July 2009 at 7,148. There are now 4,800 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,190 in March 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 158.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,348 +95 -107

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.5%
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 2,348
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.4% 2,253
May
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 2,205
April
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.4% 2,190
March
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.4% 2,190
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.4% 2,200
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.5% 2,266
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.6% 2,324
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.6% 2,322
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.6% 2,333

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.