Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.0 percentage points in January 2017 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 6.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
Indiana 4.0% 0.0 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 210,764 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 132,737 in December 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 818. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 133,555 +818 -21,306

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 4.0% 133,555
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
May 2016 4.7% 4.6% 153,345
April 2016 5.0% 4.7% 154,982
March 2016 5.0% 4.7% 155,917