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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 47,800 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,159 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 0 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,800 0 0
CPS 50,159 -25 +306

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Muncie, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Muncie as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Muncie, Indiana

CES employment for Muncie peaked in August 2000 at 58,800. Since then 11,000 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,000 in April 2020, Muncie has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,983 for Muncie in May 2001. 6,824 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,800, Muncie has added 7,359 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 47,800 0 50,159 -25
October 2021 47,800 -200 50,184 -70
September 2021 48,000 -100 50,254 46
August 2021 48,100 200 50,208 142
July 2021 47,900 400 50,066 134
June 2021 47,500 -1,700 49,932 85
May 2021 49,200 1,500 49,847 92
April 2021 47,700 -100 49,755 -59
March 2021 47,800 -100 49,814 -43
February 2021 47,900 -300 49,857 -1,069
January 2021 48,200 400 50,926 842
December 2020 47,800 0 50,084 231