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Terre Haute, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Terre Haute rose 0.5 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Terre Haute peaked in March 2010 at 11.8% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.3 percentage points. You can also compare Terre Haute unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Indiana 3.5% 0.0 0.0
Terre Haute 5.1% +0.5 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Terre Haute, Indiana, National

Terre Haute, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Terre Haute, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Terre Haute peaked in March 2010 at 9,679. There are now 5,703 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,921 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,055. Terre Haute employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Terre Haute, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Terre Haute 3,976 +366 +703

Number of Unemployed Persons

Terre Haute, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Terre Haute
Unemployment Rate
Terre Haute
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.5% 5.1% 3,976
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.6% 3,610
August
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.7% 3,710
July
2018
3.9% 3.4% 4.7% 3,641
June
2018
4.0% 3.3% 4.4% 3,414
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 4.1% 3,208
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 4.0% 3,077
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 3.8% 2,921
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 4.0% 3,062
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 4.0% 2,981
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 4.1% 3,074

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.