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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Indiana 3.9% 0.0 -13.0
Muncie 4.5% 0.0 -11.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 8,384. There are now 6,019 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,334 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 31. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 2,365 +31 -6,019

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 4.5% 2,365
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.5% 2,334
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 2,382
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 4.6% 2,458
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 5.0% 2,623
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 5.3% 2,796
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.8% 3,043
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.4% 3,372
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 7.3% 3,805
July
2020
10.2% 8.6% 8.4% 4,408
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 10.2% 5,273

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.