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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in February 2010 at 13.3% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 0.0
Michigan City 4.8% +0.3 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 March 2010 at 6,843. There are now 4,580 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,819 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 444. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,263 +146 +192

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.8% 2,263
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 2,117
August
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.5% 2,155
July
2018
3.9% 3.4% 4.5% 2,145
June
2018
4.0% 3.3% 4.5% 2,165
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 4.3% 2,077
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 4.2% 2,018
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.9% 1,861
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.9% 1,869
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.9% 1,819
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.0% 1,897

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.