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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 17.2% and is now 10.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Indiana 5.1% -0.4 +1.9
Muncie 6.3% -0.4 +2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Muncie, Indiana, National

Muncie, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Muncie, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 8,986. There are now 5,654 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 3,332 -192 +1,280

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 4.3%
November
2020
6.7% 5.1% 6.3% 3,332
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 6.7% 3,524
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.9% 3,634
August
2020
8.4% 6.4% 7.0% 3,676
July
2020
10.2% 7.9% 7.9% 4,203
June
2020
11.1% 11.1% 10.8% 5,794
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 12.4% 6,511
April
2020
14.8% 17.5% 17.2% 8,986
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.7% 1,944
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.7% 1,983
January
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.7% 2,020

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.