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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 51,200 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,167 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 0 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 76 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,200 0 -400
CPS 52,167 -76 +506

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 7,600 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,400 in September 2013, Muncie has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,900 for Muncie in May 2001. 4,733 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 48,205, Muncie has added 3,962 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 51,200 0 52,167 -76
November 2016 51,200 0 52,243 -145
October 2016 51,200 -100 52,388 -475
September 2016 51,300 -300 52,863 -370
August 2016 51,600 -500 53,233 -140
July 2016 52,100 -300 53,373 392
June 2016 52,400 2,200 52,981 486
May 2016 50,200 -1,500 52,495 79
April 2016 51,700 0 52,416 1
March 2016 51,700 -200 52,415 68
February 2016 51,900 400 52,347 196
January 2016 51,500 -100 52,151 490