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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 47,500 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,988 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 0 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 56 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,500 0 +300
CPS 49,988 +56 +2,200

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 11,300 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,000 in April 2020, Muncie has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,983 for Muncie in May 2001. 6,995 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 42,800, Muncie has added 7,188 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 47,500 0 49,988 56
June 2021 47,500 -1,700 49,932 85
May 2021 49,200 1,500 49,847 92
April 2021 47,700 -100 49,755 -59
March 2021 47,800 -100 49,814 -43
February 2021 47,900 -300 49,857 -1,069
January 2021 48,200 400 50,926 842
December 2020 47,800 0 50,084 231
November 2020 47,800 0 49,853 302
October 2020 47,800 100 49,551 392
September 2020 47,700 200 49,159 559
August 2020 47,500 300 48,600 812