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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in April 2020 at 19.5% and is now 16.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.0% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Wayne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Fort Wayne 2.7% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 40,833. There are now 34,899 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,392 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,542. Fort Wayne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 5,934 -37 -640

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.7% 5,934
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 5,971
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.6% 5,719
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.4% 5,260
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.2% 4,857
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.1% 4,603
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.0% 4,392
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 2.1% 4,560
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 2.3% 5,000
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 2.7% 5,731
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 2.7% 5,703

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.