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Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomington fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.1%. 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 8.8% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Indiana 5.1% -0.3 -0.9
Bloomington 5.1% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 6,884. There are now 2,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bloomington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bloomington, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomington 3,899 -32 -735

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 5.1% 5.1% 3,899
April
2015
5.4% 5.4% 5.2% 3,931
March
2015
5.5% 5.8% 5.7% 4,333
February
2015
5.5% 5.9% 5.7% 4,407
January
2015
5.7% 6.0% 6.2% 4,816
December
2014
5.6% 5.9% 6.0% 4,652
November
2014
5.8% 5.9% 6.2% 4,769
October
2014
5.7% 5.8% 6.2% 4,765
September
2014
5.9% 5.8% 6.0% 4,643
August
2014
6.1% 5.8% 6.0% 4,581
July
2014
6.2% 5.8% 5.9% 4,538
June
2014
6.1% 5.9% 5.9% 4,537

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.