Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2016 to 5.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 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 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.5% in September 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.3 -0.8
Indiana 5.0% -0.2 +0.2

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 176,227 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 148,432 in October 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19,660. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 168,092 -5,206 +11,527

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
May 2016 4.7% 5.0% 168,092
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
November 2015 5.0% 4.5% 148,675
October 2015 5.0% 4.5% 148,432
September 2015 5.1% 4.5% 148,468
August 2015 5.1% 4.6% 149,142
July 2015 5.3% 4.6% 150,702
June 2015 5.3% 4.7% 153,206