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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in February 2010 at 9.4% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Indiana 3.2% -0.1 -0.5
Evansville 2.8% +0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 14,946. There are now 10,336 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,383 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 227.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 4,610 +227 -1,662

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 4,610
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.7% 4,383
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.0% 4,809
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.4% 5,447
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.6% 5,769
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.7% 6,046
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 3.7% 6,063
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 3.3% 5,261
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.0% 4,807
May
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.0% 4,813
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.2% 5,103

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.