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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 20.4% and is now 14.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in February 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Indiana 4.1% 0.0 -4.5
Michigan City 6.1% +0.1 -5.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Michigan City, Indiana, National

Michigan City, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 9,762. There are now 6,891 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,626 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 245. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,871 +22 -2,859

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 6.1% 2,871
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 6.0% 2,849
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 5.9% 2,775
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 5.7% 2,675
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 5.6% 2,626
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 5.6% 2,671
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 5.9% 2,782
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 6.2% 2,947
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 6.8% 3,213
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 7.5% 3,571
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 8.5% 4,042

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.