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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in April 2020 at 19.3% and is now 16.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Wayne 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
Fort Wayne 2.8% -0.3 -2.0
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: 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 40,356. There are now 34,342 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 6,014 -603 -4,375

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.8% 6,014
October
2021
4.6% 3.3% 3.1% 6,617
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 3.3% 7,004
August
2021
5.2% 4.1% 5.2% 11,363
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 4.1% 8,917
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 4.2% 9,120
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 4.1% 9,048
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.1% 9,057
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.3% 9,445
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 10,398
January
2021
6.4% 4.2% 5.3% 11,942

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.