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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Evansville peaked in April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2020, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Indiana 4.0% -0.2 +0.8
Evansville 4.1% -0.1 +1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 24,392. There are now 17,937 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 6,455 -181 +1,664

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.1% 6,455
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 4.2% 6,636
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 4.0% 6,822
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 4.8% 8,017
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.5% 9,247
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 5.7% 9,491
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 5.8% 9,639
July
2020
10.2% 8.6% 6.7% 10,849
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 9.0% 14,939
May
2020
13.3% 12.0% 10.9% 18,061
April
2020
14.8% 16.9% 15.2% 24,392

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.