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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in February 2010 at 12.1% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Indiana 3.3% -0.1 -0.2
Muncie 3.8% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 March 2010 at 6,680. There are now 4,614 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 2,066 -37 -125

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.2%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.8% 2,066
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.9% 2,103
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.0% 2,134
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.1% 2,197
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 4.1% 2,252
March
2019
3.8% 3.6% 4.2% 2,269
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.2% 2,260
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 4.1% 2,240
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 2,217
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.1% 2,219
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.1% 2,216

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.