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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 14.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Wayne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Indiana 5.0% -0.5 +1.8
Fort Wayne 5.8% -0.4 +2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 43,122. There are now 30,301 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 12,821 -757 +5,997

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 5.8% 12,821
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 6.2% 13,578
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.4% 14,038
August
2020
8.4% 6.4% 6.6% 14,229
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 8.2% 17,610
June
2020
11.1% 11.1% 11.4% 25,359
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 14.0% 30,845
April
2020
14.8% 17.5% 20.0% 43,122
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.0% 6,471
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.0% 6,705
January
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 6,735

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.