Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2017 to 3.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 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 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.3% -0.1 -0.4
Indiana 3.2% -0.4 -1.4

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 344,319. There are now 236,656 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 107,663 -11,008 -45,682

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to May 2017

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
May 2017 4.3% 3.2% 107,663
April 2017 4.4% 3.6% 118,671
March 2017 4.5% 3.9% 130,238
February 2017 4.7% 4.1% 135,172
January 2017 4.8% 4.0% 133,588
December 2016 4.7% 4.0% 132,737
November 2016 4.6% 4.1% 135,806
October 2016 4.8% 4.2% 138,972
September 2016 4.9% 4.3% 142,247
August 2016 4.9% 4.4% 145,331
July 2016 4.9% 4.5% 148,356
June 2016 4.9% 4.5% 151,126