Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 6.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Indiana 6.1% -0.2 -1.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 150,438 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 196,272 -5,117 -55,582

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 6.1% 196,272
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
May 2013 7.5% 7.7% 245,035
April 2013 7.5% 7.8% 249,670
March 2013 7.5% 7.9% 250,879