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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Wayne 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
Fort Wayne 4.5% -0.3 +1.5
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: 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 April 2020 at 43,122. There are now 33,140 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fort Wayne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 9,982 -838 +3,277

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.5% 9,982
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 4.8% 10,820
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 5.2% 11,805
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 5.8% 12,858
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.2% 13,578
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.4% 14,038
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 6.6% 14,229
July
2020
10.2% 8.6% 8.2% 17,610
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 11.4% 25,359
May
2020
13.3% 12.0% 14.0% 30,845
April
2020
14.8% 16.9% 20.0% 43,122

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.