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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.

May 2014 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 134,730
Area Employment: 123,810
Area Unemployment: 10,920
Regional Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

  Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
         
Carroll 13,050 11,870 1,180 9.0%
Chester 8,000 7,460 540 6.7%
Crockett 6,440 5,930 510 8.0%
Gibson 19,310 17,470 1,840 9.5%
Hardeman 10,380 9,440 940 9.1%
Haywood 8,380 7,620 750 9.0%
Henderson 11,570 10,540 1,030 8.9%
Madison 47,710 44,530 3,180 6.7%
McNairy 9,890 8,950 950 9.6%
TOTALS 134,730 123,810 10,920 8.1%
         
*Jackson MSA 55,710 51,990 3,720 6.7%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

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