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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie rose 0.5 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 0.0
Muncie 4.3% +0.5 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 6,715. There are now 4,313 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,942 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 460. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 2,402 +256 +74

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.3% 2,402
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 2,146
August
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 2,251
July
2018
3.9% 3.4% 3.7% 2,080
June
2018
4.0% 3.3% 3.9% 2,168
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 3.9% 2,178
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 3.8% 2,108
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.6% 1,966
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.7% 2,030
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 1,942
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.9% 2,144

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.