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Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 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 April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Tennessee 3.2% -0.2 -1.7
Jackson 3.2% -0.1 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2022 data as April 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 8,415. There are now 6,327 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,088 -69 -1,087

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
April
2022
3.6%
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 2,088
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.3% 2,157
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.4% 2,229
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.6% 2,304
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.5% 2,287
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.6% 2,295
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.7% 2,400
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 4.0% 2,550
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 4.2% 2,716
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 4.4% 2,865
May
2021
5.8% 4.6% 4.6% 2,982

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.