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Muncie, Indiana Job Growth

There were 47,400 jobs in Muncie, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,286 employed persons for the month. Muncie lost 0 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 87 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Muncie job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,400 0 -3,700
CPS 49,286 +87 -2,626

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 11,400 jobs have been lost in Muncie according to the employer survey. From a trough of 45,400 in May 2020, Muncie has gained 2,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,884 for Muncie in May 2001. 7,598 jobs have been lost in Muncie since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 43,374, Muncie has added 5,912 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Muncie, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 47,400 0 49,286 87
October 2020 47,400 300 49,199 145
September 2020 47,100 -300 49,054 86
August 2020 47,400 -500 48,968 -31
July 2020 47,900 1,100 48,999 1,006
June 2020 46,800 1,400 47,993 1,802
May 2020 45,400 -200 46,191 2,817
April 2020 45,600 -5,300 43,374 -6,887
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