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Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kokomo fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Kokomo peaked in April 2020 at 33.8% and is now 27.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Kokomo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Indiana 5.0% -0.5 +1.8
Kokomo 6.2% 0.0 +2.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 11,601 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Kokomo 2,240 -20 +950

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 6.2% 2,240
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 6.2% 2,260
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 7.5% 2,753
August
2020
8.4% 6.4% 7.4% 2,716
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 8.8% 3,252
June
2020
11.1% 11.1% 16.8% 6,526
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 22.7% 9,440
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.1% 3.5% 1,309

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.