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Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Michigan City fell 5.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.7 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 21.6% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Indiana 12.3% -5.2 +9.0
Michigan City 16.0% -5.6 +11.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2,666 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 7,728 -2,666 +5,669

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 11.2%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 16.0% 7,728
April
2020
14.7% 17.5% 21.6% 10,394
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.9% 1,797
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.9% 1,859
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 4.0% 1,922
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.0% 1,935
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.1% 1,960
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 4.1% 1,984
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 4.2% 2,008
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 4.2% 2,024

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.