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Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jackson rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Jackson peaked in April 2020 at 13.7% and is now 10.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Jackson unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Tennessee 3.3% 0.0 -0.9
Jackson 3.4% +0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 April 2020 at 8,415. There are now 6,210 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,086 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 119.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jackson 2,205 +38 -511

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jackson, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployment Rate
Jackson
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 2,205
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,167
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 2,147
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 2,100
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 2,086
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

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.