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Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Tennessee 4.9% -0.2 +1.0
Jackson 4.8% -0.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 8,206. There are now 5,037 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 3,169 -45 +861

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 4.8% 3,169
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 4.9% 3,214
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.6% 4,483
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.5% 3,732
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 7.5% 4,856
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.6% 4,230
August
2020
8.4% 8.1% 8.3% 5,444
July
2020
10.2% 8.9% 8.9% 5,427
June
2020
11.1% 9.3% 8.9% 5,378
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 10.2% 6,277
April
2020
14.8% 15.8% 14.0% 8,206

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.