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Columbus, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Columbus fell 0.2 percentage points in June 2015 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Columbus peaked in February 2010 at 10.4% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Columbus unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
Indiana 4.9% -0.2 -1.0
Columbus 3.4% -0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with June 2015 data as July metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Columbus, Indiana, National

Columbus, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Columbus, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Columbus peaked in March 2010 at 3,979. There are now 2,500 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Columbus employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Columbus, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Columbus 1,479 -99 -368

Number of Unemployed Persons

Columbus, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 4.7%
June
2015
5.3% 4.9% 3.4% 1,479
May
2015
5.5% 5.1% 3.6% 1,578
April
2015
5.4% 5.4% 3.6% 1,547
March
2015
5.5% 5.8% 4.1% 1,792
February
2015
5.5% 5.9% 4.1% 1,802
January
2015
5.7% 6.0% 4.6% 2,007
December
2014
5.6% 5.9% 4.5% 1,941
November
2014
5.8% 5.9% 4.6% 2,007
October
2014
5.7% 5.8% 4.6% 1,994
September
2014
5.9% 5.8% 4.5% 1,940
August
2014
6.1% 5.8% 4.4% 1,903

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.