Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana rose 0.2 percentage points in June 2014 to 5.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in June 2009 at 10.8% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.2 -1.4
Indiana 5.9% +0.2 -1.7

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in May 2009 at 346,710. There are now 156,817 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 182,952 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,941. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 189,893 +4,991 -52,058

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to June 2014

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
June 2014 6.1% 5.9% 189,893
May 2014 6.3% 5.7% 184,902
April 2014 6.3% 5.7% 182,952
March 2014 6.7% 5.9% 188,361
February 2014 6.7% 6.1% 196,280
January 2014 6.6% 6.3% 201,389
December 2013 6.7% 6.8% 215,527
November 2013 7.0% 6.9% 220,877
October 2013 7.2% 7.1% 225,573
September 2013 7.2% 7.3% 233,323
August 2013 7.2% 7.5% 238,384
July 2013 7.3% 7.6% 240,782
June 2013 7.5% 7.6% 241,951