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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 52,500 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,515 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 113 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,500 -100 +200
CPS 53,515 -113 +916

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 6,300 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,600 in September 2013, Muncie has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,900 for Muncie in May 2001. 3,385 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 48,135, Muncie has added 5,380 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 52,500 -100 53,515 -113
September 2018 52,600 0 53,628 -186
August 2018 52,600 -300 53,814 -279
July 2018 52,900 100 54,093 361
June 2018 52,800 -100 53,732 139
May 2018 52,900 100 53,593 77
April 2018 52,800 200 53,516 441
March 2018 52,600 300 53,075 369
February 2018 52,300 200 52,706 297
January 2018 52,100 100 52,409 -116
December 2017 52,000 -400 52,525 -12
November 2017 52,400 100 52,537 -62