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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 August 2019 to 4.4%. 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 January 2010 at 13.1% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Indiana 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Michigan City 4.4% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 February 2010 at 6,785. There are now 4,708 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,968 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 109. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,077 -54 -71

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.4% 2,077
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.5% 2,131
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 2,136
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.5% 2,168
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.6% 2,223
March
2019
3.8% 3.6% 4.6% 2,233
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.5% 2,179
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 4.5% 2,153
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.5% 2,150
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 2,150
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.5% 2,146

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.