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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne fell 6.0 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Fort Wayne peaked in April 2020 at 20.0% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Fort Wayne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Indiana 12.3% -5.2 +9.0
Fort Wayne 14.0% -6.0 +11.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 12,331 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 30,791 -12,331 +24,247

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 11.2%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 14.0% 30,791
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.1% 3.1% 6,735
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 6,772
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 6,824
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 6,847
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.1% 6,838
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 6,777
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.0% 6,665

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.