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Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Kokomo fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Kokomo peaked in April 2020 at 30.8% and is now 26.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Kokomo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Indiana 2.2% 0.0 -1.9
Kokomo 4.4% -0.2 -1.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 13,072. There are now 11,583 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Kokomo 1,489 -57 -690

Number of Unemployed Persons

Kokomo, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployment Rate
Kokomo
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 4.4% 1,489
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 4.6% 1,546
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 4.8% 1,616
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 5.2% 1,753
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 5.7% 1,936
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 5.7% 1,920
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 5.7% 1,920
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 5.9% 1,989
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 6.2% 2,100
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 6.5% 2,203
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 6.4% 2,257

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.