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Columbus, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Columbus fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2015 to 3.6%. 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 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Columbus 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
Columbus 3.6% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 2,398 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,547 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 34. Columbus employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Columbus, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Columbus 1,581 +34 -259

Number of Unemployed Persons

Columbus, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployment Rate
Columbus
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 5.1% 3.6% 1,581
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
July
2014
6.2% 5.8% 4.4% 1,868
June
2014
6.1% 5.9% 4.3% 1,847

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.