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.
August 2013 Labor Force Estimates
Area Civilian Labor Force: 141,550
Area Employment: 126,560
Area Unemployment: 14,990
Regional Unemployment Rate: 10.6%
* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties
Source: State of Tennessee, Department of Employment Security, Research and Statistics