Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2016 to 4.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in January 2010 at 10.9% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.6% -0.2 -0.4
Indiana 4.2% -0.2 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 344,319. There are now 204,867 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 139,452 -6,703 -9,223

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to November 2016

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
December 2016 4.7%
November 2016 4.6% 4.2% 139,452
October 2016 4.8% 4.4% 146,155
September 2016 4.9% 4.5% 151,425
August 2016 4.9% 4.5% 152,933
July 2016 4.9% 4.6% 155,594
June 2016 4.9% 4.8% 163,036
May 2016 4.7% 5.0% 168,190
April 2016 5.0% 5.2% 173,298
March 2016 5.0% 5.0% 166,207
February 2016 4.9% 4.7% 157,390
January 2016 4.9% 4.6% 151,262