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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 +0.2
Muncie 4.2% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 4,415 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 358. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 2,300 +12 +270

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.6%
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 4.2% 2,300
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 4.1% 2,288
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.1% 2,289
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.4% 2,431
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.3% 2,396
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 2,146
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.0% 2,251
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.7% 2,080
June
2018
4.0% 3.5% 3.9% 2,168
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.9% 2,178
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 3.8% 2,108

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.