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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.

February 2017 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 134,770
Area Employment: 126,780
Area Unemployment: 7,990
Regional Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate





Carroll 11,960 11,150 810 6.8%
Chester 8,460 8,050 410 4.8%
Crockett 7,090 6,670 420 5.9%
Gibson 21,370 20,040 1,330 6.2%
Hardeman 9,280 8,620 660 7.1%
Haywood 7,860 7,330 530 6.7%
Henderson 12,170 11,310 860 7.1%
Madison

47,700

45,370 2,330 4.9%
McNairy 8,880 8,240 640 7.2%
TOTALS 134,770 126,780 7,990 5.9%





*Jackson MSA 63,250 60,080 3,160 5.0%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

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