Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2016 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.9% -0.1 -0.1
Indiana 4.4% -0.1 -0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 344,319. There are now 198,141 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 146,178 -5,247 -2,254

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to October 2016

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
November 2016 4.6%
October 2016 4.9% 4.4% 146,178
September 2016 5.0% 4.5% 151,425
August 2016 4.9% 4.5% 152,933
July 2016 4.9% 4.6% 155,594
June 2016 4.9% 4.8% 163,036
May 2016 4.7% 5.0% 168,190
April 2016 5.0% 5.2% 173,298
March 2016 5.0% 5.0% 166,207
February 2016 4.9% 4.7% 157,390
January 2016 4.9% 4.6% 151,262
December 2015 5.0% 4.6% 149,406