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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in February 2010 at 9.3% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Indiana 3.4% -0.1 -0.1
Evansville 3.1% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 14,760. There are now 9,645 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,931 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 184.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 5,115 +36 -279

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 5,115
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.1% 5,079
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 5,158
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.2% 5,274
March
2019
3.8% 3.6% 3.2% 5,324
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 5,306
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 5,303
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.2% 5,311
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.2% 5,312
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 5,313

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.