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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 49,000 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,592 employed persons for the month. Muncie added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 194 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,000 +100 +1,400
CPS 50,592 +194 +681

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 9,800 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 42,900 in April 2020, Muncie has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,983 for Muncie in May 2001. 6,391 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,703, Muncie has added 7,889 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 49,000 100 50,592 194
March 2022 48,900 -100 50,398 203
February 2022 49,000 500 50,195 252
January 2022 48,500 -100 49,943 110
December 2021 48,600 500 49,833 32
November 2021 48,100 200 49,801 34
October 2021 47,900 -100 49,767 -9
September 2021 48,000 -700 49,776 -64
August 2021 48,700 100 49,840 -87
July 2021 48,600 300 49,927 -59
June 2021 48,300 -500 49,986 1
May 2021 48,800 1,200 49,985 74