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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 12.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Indiana 3.0% -0.3 -2.0
Evansville 3.3% -0.4 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 23,616. There are now 18,554 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 5,062 -585 -2,133

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 3.3% 5,062
October
2021
4.6% 3.3% 3.7% 5,647
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 3.9% 6,046
August
2021
5.2% 4.1% 4.1% 6,329
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 4.1% 6,413
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 4.1% 6,431
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 4.0% 6,278
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.9% 6,126
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.9% 6,033
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.9% 6,090
January
2021
6.4% 4.2% 4.0% 6,335

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.