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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Evansville 2.8% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 April 2020 at 23,452. There are now 18,920 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,572 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 960.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 4,532 +14 -127

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.8% 4,532
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.8% 4,518
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.7% 4,324
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.5% 3,995
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.4% 3,763
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.3% 3,622
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.3% 3,572
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 2.3% 3,612
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 2.5% 3,852
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 2.7% 4,249
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 2.7% 4,225

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.