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Evansville, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Evansville fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. 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 15.4% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Evansville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Indiana 2.2% 0.0 -1.9
Evansville 2.3% 0.0 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 19,835 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 45.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Evansville 3,617 +45 -2,716

Number of Unemployed Persons

Evansville, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployment Rate
Evansville
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.3% 3,617
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
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 2.8% 4,308
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 3.0% 4,659
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 3.3% 5,106
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 3.6% 5,568
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 3.8% 5,939

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.