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Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bloomington fell 0.3 percentage points in March 2017 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Bloomington peaked in April 2010 at 8.8% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bloomington unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.5% -0.2 -0.5
Indiana 3.9% -0.2 -0.8
Bloomington 4.0% -0.3 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2017 data as April 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 6,884. There are now 3,767 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Bloomington 3,117 -166 -952

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bloomington, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployment Rate
Bloomington
Unemployed
April
2017
4.4% 3.6%
March
2017
4.5% 3.9% 4.0% 3,117
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 4.3% 3,283
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 4.3% 3,325
December
2016
4.7% 4.0% 4.2% 3,227
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 4.3% 3,305
October
2016
4.8% 4.2% 4.4% 3,429
September
2016
4.9% 4.3% 4.6% 3,548
August
2016
4.9% 4.4% 4.6% 3,598
July
2016
4.9% 4.5% 4.6% 3,572
June
2016
4.9% 4.5% 4.7% 3,594
May
2016
4.7% 4.6% 4.9% 3,801

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.