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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in February 2010 at 9.4% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Indiana 3.7% -0.2 -0.4
Evansville 3.4% -0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Evansville, Indiana, National

Evansville, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Evansville, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Evansville peaked in March 2010 at 14,946. There are now 9,490 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,807 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 649.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 5,456 -313 -874

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 3.4% 5,456
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.6% 5,769
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.7% 6,046
August
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.7% 6,063
July
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.3% 5,261
June
2017
4.3% 3.0% 3.0% 4,807
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.0% 4,813
April
2017
4.4% 3.6% 3.2% 5,103
March
2017
4.5% 3.9% 3.6% 5,727
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 3.9% 6,272
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 4.0% 6,429

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.