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Unemployment

Jackson, Tennessee, is in Madison County, the geographic and cultural center of West Tennessee.  Jackson's labor draw is comprised of Madison and the surrounding eight counties. Thirty percent of Madison County's  workforce commutes from the surrounding counties, and the number is even higher in the manufacturing sector.

December 2013 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 137,170
Area Employment: 124,220
Area Unemployment: 12,950
Regional Unemployment Rate: 9.4%

  Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
         
Carroll 13,250 11,810 1,440 10.9%
Chester 8,010 7,470 550 6.8%
Crockett 6,550 5,920 630 9.6%
Gibson 20,110 17,830 2,280 11.3%
Hardeman 10,680 9,520 1,160 10.9%
Haywood 8,450 7,520 930 11.0%
Henderson 11,800 10,600 1,200 10.2%
Madison 48,080 44,470 3,160 7.5%
McNairy 10,240 9,090 1,150 11.2%
TOTALS 137,170 124,220 12,950 9.4%
         
*Jackson MSA 56,090 51,930 4,160 7.4%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

Source: State of Tennessee, Department of Employment Security, Research and Statistics