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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 4.5 percentage points in May 2020 to 10.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Indiana 12.3% -5.2 +9.0
Evansville 10.7% -4.5 +7.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 24,392. There are now 6,420 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 17,972 -6,420 +12,883

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 10.7% 17,972
April
2020
14.7% 17.5% 15.2% 24,392
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.0% 4,701
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.9% 4,791
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.0% 4,928
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 4,957
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 4,969
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 4,977
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 4,981
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 4,983
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 4,994

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.