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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2021 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
Indiana 4.2% -0.4 +1.0
Michigan City 6.1% -0.1 +2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 10,394. There are now 7,478 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,916 -90 +994

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0%
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 6.1% 2,916
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 6.2% 3,006
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 7.7% 3,691
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 7.8% 3,776
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 8.6% 4,149
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 8.8% 4,205
July
2020
10.2% 8.6% 11.1% 5,313
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 16.0% 8,095
May
2020
13.3% 12.0% 15.7% 7,747
April
2020
14.8% 16.9% 21.6% 10,394

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.