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Muncie, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Muncie rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Muncie peaked in February 2010 at 12.2% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Muncie unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Indiana 3.2% -0.1 -0.5
Muncie 3.7% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 6,708. There are now 4,710 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,882 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 116. Muncie employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Muncie, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Muncie 1,998 +69 -683

Number of Unemployed Persons

Muncie, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployment Rate
Muncie
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.7% 1,998
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 1,929
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.1% 2,188
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.5% 2,466
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 4.7% 2,542
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 4.9% 2,678
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 4.8% 2,633
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 3.8% 2,100
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.5% 1,882
May
2017
4.3% 3.5% 3.7% 1,999
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 4.0% 2,166

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.