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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in February 2010 at 13.2% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City 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
Michigan City 4.6% -0.3 -0.9
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: Michigan City, Indiana, National

Michigan City, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Michigan City peaked in March 2010 at 6,833. There are now 4,708 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,860 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 265. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,125 -129 -504

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 4.6% 2,125
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 4.9% 2,254
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 5.1% 2,364
August
2017
4.4% 3.5% 4.9% 2,299
July
2017
4.3% 3.1% 4.4% 2,046
June
2017
4.3% 3.0% 4.0% 1,894
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.9% 1,860
April
2017
4.4% 3.6% 4.1% 1,947
March
2017
4.5% 3.9% 4.7% 2,208
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 5.4% 2,556
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 5.5% 2,637

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.