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Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fort Wayne rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.3%. 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 2010 at 11.5% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Fort Wayne unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 +0.2
Fort Wayne 3.3% +0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 2010 at 23,804. There are now 16,487 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,027 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,290. Fort Wayne employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fort Wayne 7,317 +204 +951

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fort Wayne, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployment Rate
Fort Wayne
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.6%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.3% 7,317
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 7,113
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 6,869
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.3% 7,253
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.3% 7,166
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 6,500
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.3% 7,174
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 6,866
June
2018
4.0% 3.5% 3.2% 7,004
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.0% 6,587
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 2.9% 6,170

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.