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Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomington fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomington peaked in April 2010 at 8.2% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Indiana 6.1% -0.2 -1.8
Bloomington 6.1% -0.1 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bloomington, Indiana, National

Bloomington, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bloomington, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bloomington peaked in April 2010 at 7,938. There are now 2,157 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bloomington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bloomington, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomington 5,781 -84 -1,651

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 6.1% 5,781
January
2014
6.6% 6.3% 6.2% 5,865
December
2013
6.7% 6.8% 6.6% 6,168
November
2013
7.0% 6.9% 7.0% 6,544
October
2013
7.2% 7.1% 6.9% 6,495
September
2013
7.2% 7.3% 7.1% 6,658
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.5% 7,009
July
2013
7.3% 7.6% 7.9% 7,356
June
2013
7.5% 7.6% 8.0% 7,440
May
2013
7.5% 7.7% 7.9% 7,389
April
2013
7.5% 7.8% 8.0% 7,519
March
2013
7.5% 7.9% 8.0% 7,570

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.