Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 5.3% with the biggest shift in Transportation & Utilities, which lost 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Muskegon, MI market declined by 477 jobs in April and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Muskegon, MI unemployment rate is 196 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 250 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 0.5% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Muskegon, MI Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 13,500; -300
  • Manufacturing: 12,900; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 10,900; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,900; +200
  • Government: 7,200; no change
  • Business Services: 3,400; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,700; +100
  • Other Jobs: 2,000; -100
  • Financial Services: 1,600; no change
  • IT & Development: 300; no change
Muskegon, MI Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.