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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 13.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Indiana 2.2% 0.0 -1.9
Muncie 2.6% 0.0 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 7,007 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 27. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 1,347 +27 -1,015

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.6% 1,347
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
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 3.1% 1,599
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 3.4% 1,731
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 3.7% 1,895
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 4.0% 2,059
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 4.2% 2,192

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.