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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 13.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Muncie 3.1% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 8,354. There are now 6,686 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,320 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 348. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 1,668 -11 -63

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 3.1% 1,668
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 3.2% 1,679
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 3.0% 1,609
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.8% 1,489
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.7% 1,412
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.6% 1,350
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.6% 1,320
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 2.6% 1,344
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 2.8% 1,423
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 3.1% 1,575
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 3.0% 1,566

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.