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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.

December 2016 Labor Force Estimates

Area Civilian Labor Force: 134,740
Area Employment: 126,680
Area Unemployment: 8,060
Regional Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate





Carroll 12,270 11,440 830 6.8%
Chester 8,320 7,890 430 5.2%
Crockett 7,000 6,600 400 5.7%
Gibson 21,060 19,750 1,310 6.2%
Hardeman 9,470 8,770 600 6.3%
Haywood 7,990 7,490 500 6.3%
Henderson 12,270 11,400 870 7.1%
Madison

47,490

45,040 2,450 5.2%
McNairy 8,870 8,200 670 7.6%
TOTALS 134,740 126,680 8,060 6.0%





*Jackson MSA 62,800 59,530 3,280 5.2%

* The Jackson MSA consists of Madison and Chester Counties

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