Department of Numbers

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Indiana 4.1% 0.0 -4.5
Muncie 4.7% -0.1 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 8,384. There are now 5,926 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,334 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 124. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 2,458 -48 -1,950

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 4.7% 2,458
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 4.8% 2,506
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 4.7% 2,457
April
2021
6.1% 3.9% 4.5% 2,368
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 4.5% 2,334
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 4.6% 2,382
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 4.6% 2,458
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 5.0% 2,623
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 5.3% 2,796
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.8% 3,043
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.4% 3,372

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.