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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 April 2022 to 2.9%. 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 April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 17.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2022, 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Indiana 2.2% 0.0 -1.9
Michigan City 2.9% 0.0 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 8,528 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 20. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 1,356 +20 -1,435

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.9% 1,356
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
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 3.8% 1,758
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 4.3% 1,956
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 4.8% 2,207
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 5.3% 2,452
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 5.7% 2,631

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.