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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 51,800 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,097 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 28 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,800 -100 0
CPS 52,097 +28 -187

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Muncie, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Muncie as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Muncie, Indiana

CES employment for Muncie peaked in August 2000 at 58,800. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,600 in September 2013, Muncie has gained 3,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,900 for Muncie in May 2001. 4,803 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 48,211, Muncie has added 3,886 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 51,800 -100 52,097 28
February 2017 51,900 1,100 52,069 92
January 2017 50,800 -900 51,977 173
December 2016 51,700 200 51,804 -13
November 2016 51,500 0 51,817 -78
October 2016 51,500 -100 51,895 -134
September 2016 51,600 -200 52,029 -138
August 2016 51,800 200 52,167 -92
July 2016 51,600 200 52,259 5
June 2016 51,400 0 52,254 55
May 2016 51,400 -200 52,199 -20
April 2016 51,600 -200 52,219 -65