Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2015 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 6.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in September 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Indiana 4.4% 0.0 -1.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 198,335 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 143,926 in October 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,058. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 145,984 +1,981 -46,082

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 4.4% 145,984
November 2015 5.0% 4.4% 144,003
October 2015 5.0% 4.4% 143,926
September 2015 5.1% 4.4% 145,428
August 2015 5.1% 4.6% 149,143
July 2015 5.3% 4.7% 153,933
June 2015 5.3% 4.9% 157,858
May 2015 5.5% 5.1% 167,031
April 2015 5.4% 5.4% 176,312
March 2015 5.5% 5.8% 188,919
February 2015 5.5% 5.9% 193,618