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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville rose 0.4 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in February 2010 at 9.4% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 0.0
Evansville 3.7% +0.4 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Evansville, Indiana, National

Evansville, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Evansville, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Evansville peaked in March 2010 at 14,904. There are now 8,857 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,410 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,637.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 6,047 +591 +909

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.7% 6,047
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 5,456
August
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.4% 5,648
July
2018
3.9% 3.4% 3.2% 5,292
June
2018
4.0% 3.3% 3.2% 5,333
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 3.1% 5,166
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.0% 4,986
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 4,559
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.9% 4,646
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.7% 4,410
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 2.9% 4,710

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.