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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 5.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 17.2% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Indiana 12.3% -5.2 +9.0
Muncie 11.9% -5.3 +8.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 8,986. There are now 2,480 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 6,506 -2,480 +4,452

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 11.2%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 11.9% 6,506
April
2020
14.7% 17.5% 17.2% 8,986
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 3.7% 1,944
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 3.7% 1,983
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 3.7% 2,020
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.8% 2,046
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.8% 2,052
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.8% 2,057
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.8% 2,055
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.8% 2,047

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.