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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in November 2009 at 11.4% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Wayne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Indiana 3.4% -0.1 -0.1
Fort Wayne 3.1% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 January 2010 at 23,590. There are now 16,823 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,422 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 345. Fort Wayne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 6,767 +59 -161

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 6,767
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.1% 6,708
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 6,784
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.2% 6,950
March
2019
3.8% 3.6% 3.2% 7,054
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.2% 6,976
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 3.1% 6,848
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 6,763
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.1% 6,756
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.1% 6,770

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.