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South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for South Bend fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in South Bend peaked in April 2020 at 21.0% and is now 18.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare South Bend 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
South Bend 2.7% 0.0 -2.4
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: South Bend, Indiana, National

South Bend, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

South Bend, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in South Bend peaked in April 2020 at 32,177. There are now 28,003 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,145 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 29. South Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in South Bend, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
South Bend 4,174 +29 -3,759

Number of Unemployed Persons

South Bend, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
South Bend
Unemployment Rate
South Bend
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.7% 4,174
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.7% 4,145
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 2.8% 4,254
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 2.9% 4,491
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 3.3% 4,974
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 3.2% 4,929
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 3.3% 5,022
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 3.6% 5,481
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 4.0% 6,082
July
2021
5.4% 3.7% 4.3% 6,708
June
2021
5.9% 3.9% 4.7% 7,238

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.