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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.

June 2014 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 136,780
Area Employment: 124,220
Area Unemployment: 12,560
Regional Unemployment Rate: 9.2%

  Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
         
Carroll 13,180 11,820 1,360 10.3%
Chester 8,300 7,550 750 9.1%
Crockett 6,570 6,000 570 8.7%
Gibson 19,740 17,610 2,140 10.8%
Hardeman 10,530 9,450 1,080 10.2%
Haywood 8,330 7,480 850 10.2%
Henderson 11,550 10,380 1,170 10.1%
Madison 48,670 45,060 3,610 7.4%
McNairy 9,910 8,870 1,030 10.4%
TOTALS 136,780 124,220 12,560 9.2%
         
*Jackson MSA 58,970 52,610 4,360 7.7%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

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