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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 51,100 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,885 employed persons for the month. Muncie added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 43 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,100 +100 +600
CPS 52,885 -43 +179

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 7,700 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 48,600 in September 2013, Muncie has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,900 for Muncie in May 2001. 4,015 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a September 2013 low of 48,135, Muncie has added 4,750 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 51,100 100 52,885 -43
January 2019 51,000 200 52,928 -136
December 2018 50,800 -100 53,064 -14
November 2018 50,900 0 53,078 -244
October 2018 50,900 -100 53,322 -306
September 2018 51,000 200 53,628 -186
August 2018 50,800 0 53,814 -279
July 2018 50,800 400 54,093 361
June 2018 50,400 -1,100 53,732 139
May 2018 51,500 400 53,593 77
April 2018 51,100 400 53,516 441
March 2018 50,700 200 53,075 369