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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 47,600 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,628 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,600 -600 -2,700
CPS 49,628 +39 -2,442

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 11,200 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,000 in April 2020, Muncie has gained 4,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,884 for Muncie in May 2001. 7,256 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 43,374, Muncie has added 6,254 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 47,600 -600 49,628 39
January 2021 48,200 400 49,589 -844
December 2020 47,800 0 50,433 1,190
November 2020 47,800 0 49,243 44
October 2020 47,800 100 49,199 145
September 2020 47,700 200 49,054 86
August 2020 47,500 300 48,968 -31
July 2020 47,200 600 48,999 1,006
June 2020 46,600 1,800 47,993 1,802
May 2020 44,800 1,800 46,191 2,817
April 2020 43,000 -7,000 43,374 -6,887
March 2020 50,000 -300 50,261 -1,809