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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 45,500 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,435 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 5,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 6,826 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,500 -5,400 -5,500
CPS 43,435 -6,826 -8,431

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 13,300 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,884 for Muncie in May 2001. 13,449 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 45,500 -5,400 43,435 -6,826
March 2020 50,900 -400 50,261 -1,809
February 2020 51,300 -100 52,070 143
January 2020 51,400 300 51,927 -71
December 2019 51,100 0 51,998 86
November 2019 51,100 300 51,912 82
October 2019 50,800 500 51,830 90
September 2019 50,300 -100 51,740 80
August 2019 50,400 0 51,660 39
July 2019 50,400 0 51,621 -25
June 2019 50,400 -1,200 51,646 -92
May 2019 51,600 600 51,738 -128