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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 52,800 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,524 employed persons for the month. Muncie added 200 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 449 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,800 +200 +1,700
CPS 53,524 +449 +868

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,600 in September 2013, Muncie has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,900 for Muncie in May 2001. 3,376 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 48,135, Muncie has added 5,389 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 52,800 200 53,524 449
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
October 2017 52,300 300 52,599 -135
September 2017 52,000 -1,200 52,734 -63
August 2017 53,200 1,500 52,797 76
July 2017 51,700 -600 52,721 28
June 2017 52,300 -100 52,693 27
May 2017 52,400 1,300 52,666 10