Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2015 to 5.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in January 2010 at 10.9% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in July 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 5.9% -0.1 -0.2

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 344,319. There are now 150,663 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 187,839 in August 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,817. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 193,656 -3,363 -2,022

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to February 2015

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 5.9% 193,656
January 2015 5.7% 6.0% 197,019
December 2014 5.6% 5.9% 192,066
November 2014 5.8% 5.9% 190,635
October 2014 5.7% 5.8% 189,455
September 2014 5.9% 5.8% 188,394
August 2014 6.1% 5.8% 187,839
July 2014 6.2% 5.8% 188,494
June 2014 6.1% 5.9% 190,237
May 2014 6.3% 6.0% 192,130
April 2014 6.2% 6.0% 193,445
March 2014 6.6% 6.0% 194,294