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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 September 2023 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Michigan City peaked in April 2020 at 20.2% and is now 15.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in January 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Michigan City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% 0.0 +0.3
Indiana 3.6% +0.2 +0.4
Michigan City 4.4% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2023 data as October 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 9,692. There are now 7,623 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,581 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 488. Michigan City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Michigan City, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Michigan City 2,069 +53 +237

Number of Unemployed Persons

Michigan City, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployment Rate
Michigan City
Unemployed
October
2023
3.9% 3.6%
September
2023
3.8% 3.6% 4.4% 2,069
August
2023
3.8% 3.4% 4.3% 2,016
July
2023
3.5% 3.3% 4.1% 1,946
June
2023
3.6% 3.2% 4.0% 1,867
May
2023
3.7% 3.1% 3.8% 1,810
April
2023
3.4% 3.0% 3.7% 1,729
March
2023
3.5% 3.1% 3.7% 1,741
February
2023
3.6% 3.1% 3.7% 1,730
January
2023
3.4% 3.1% 3.7% 1,750
December
2022
3.5% 3.1% 3.8% 1,799
November
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.8% 1,801

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.