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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 February 2019 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in February 2010 at 13.3% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 +0.2
Michigan City 4.6% +0.1 +0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 4,616 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 408. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,227 +56 +358

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.6%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.6% 2,227
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 4.5% 2,171
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.7% 2,227
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.8% 2,309
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.8% 2,260
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 2,117
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.5% 2,155
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.5% 2,145
June
2018
4.0% 3.5% 4.5% 2,165
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 2,077
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 4.2% 2,018

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.