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Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kokomo fell 11.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 22.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 9.8 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Kokomo peaked in April 2020 at 33.8% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kokomo 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
Kokomo 22.1% -11.7 +18.3
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: Kokomo, Indiana, National

Kokomo, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Kokomo, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Kokomo peaked in April 2020 at 13,841. There are now 4,367 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Kokomo 9,474 -4,367 +8,085

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 11.2%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 22.1% 9,474
April
2020
14.7% 17.5% 33.8% 13,841
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.6% 1,288
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.5% 1,300
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.5% 1,309
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.5% 1,280
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.5% 1,290
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.5% 1,302
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.6% 1,315
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.6% 1,329
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.7% 1,344

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.