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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 16.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2022, 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Michigan City 3.8% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,884. There are now 8,116 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,336 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 432. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 1,768 -1 -188

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.8% 1,768
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.8% 1,769
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.6% 1,689
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 3.3% 1,541
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 3.1% 1,425
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.9% 1,358
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.9% 1,336
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 3.0% 1,373
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 3.3% 1,509
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 3.8% 1,732
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 3.7% 1,714

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.