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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 February 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in February 2010 at 13.2% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Indiana 3.2% -0.1 -0.5
Michigan City 3.9% 0.0 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 6,833. There are now 4,997 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,805 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 31. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 1,836 +31 -720

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 3.2%
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.9% 1,836
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.9% 1,805
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.2% 1,921
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.6% 2,126
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.9% 2,254
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 5.1% 2,364
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 4.9% 2,299
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 4.4% 2,046
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 4.0% 1,894
May
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.9% 1,860
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 4.1% 1,947

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.