37.8% unemployed in Jackson in 2017


37.8 percent of Jackson residents between 16 and 65 years old were unemployed in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The percentage of unemployed residents was less than the statewide total of 42.3 percent for this demographic group. In 2017 the total Jackson population reached 131,129.

Out of 81,587 people who had a job, 28 were employed in the Armed Forces and 81,559 belonged to the civilian labor force.

The total unemployment numbers include residents of all ages who are not working.

Employment status in Jackson for 2017
Employment status
Number of people
Percentage of population
Not employed
49,542
37.8
Employed
81,587
62.2
Employed in civilian labor force
81,559
62.2
Employed in armed forces
28
0.02

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