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Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomington fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2014 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomington peaked in April 2010 at 8.2% and is now 2.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bloomington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Indiana 5.9% 0.0 -1.7
Bloomington 5.6% 0.0 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2014 data as August 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 7,924. There are now 2,560 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bloomington employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bloomington, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomington 5,364 -42 -1,209

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployed
August
2014
6.1% 5.8%
July
2014
6.2% 5.9% 5.6% 5,364
June
2014
6.1% 5.9% 5.6% 5,406
May
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.6% 5,388
April
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.6% 5,395
March
2014
6.7% 5.9% 5.8% 5,572
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 6.0% 5,726
January
2014
6.6% 6.3% 6.1% 5,754
December
2013
6.7% 6.8% 6.3% 5,981
November
2013
7.0% 6.9% 6.4% 6,087
October
2013
7.2% 7.1% 6.5% 6,203
September
2013
7.2% 7.3% 6.7% 6,323
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 6.8% 6,448

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.