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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in February 2010 at 11.6% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Wayne 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
Fort Wayne 2.7% 0.0 -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: Fort Wayne, Indiana, National

Fort Wayne, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fort Wayne peaked in February 2010 at 24,054. There are now 18,369 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,666 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Fort Wayne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 5,685 +19 -2,386

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.7% 5,685
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.7% 5,666
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.0% 6,256
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.4% 7,152
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.8% 7,976
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.9% 8,248
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 3.5% 7,489
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 2.8% 6,094
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 2.7% 5,750
May
2017
4.3% 3.5% 2.7% 5,740
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 2.9% 6,224

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.