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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 2015 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 135,070
Area Employment: 125,260
Area Unemployment: 9,810
Regional Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

  Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate
         
Carroll 12,550 11,460 1,090 8.7%
Chester 8,200 7,680 520 6.4%
Crockett 6,830 6,390 440 6.4%
Gibson 21,350 19,720 1,630 7.6%
Hardeman 9,640 8,920 720 7.4%
Haywood 7,790 7,100 690 8.8%
Henderson 12,260 11,240 1,020 8.3%
Madison

47,300

44,390 2,920 6.2%
McNairy 9,150 8,380 780 8.5%
TOTALS 135,070 125,260 9,810 7.3%
         
*Jackson MSA 63,340 58,460 3,870 6.2%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

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