Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana rose 0.3 percentage points in September 2017 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in June 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Indiana 3.8% +0.3 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 217,924 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 101,162 in June 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 25,233. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 126,395 +9,688 -15,852

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
September 2017 4.2% 3.8% 126,395
August 2017 4.4% 3.5% 116,707
July 2017 4.3% 3.1% 104,088
June 2017 4.4% 3.0% 101,162
May 2017 4.3% 3.2% 107,700
April 2017 4.4% 3.6% 118,671
March 2017 4.5% 3.9% 130,238
February 2017 4.7% 4.1% 135,172
January 2017 4.8% 4.0% 133,588
December 2016 4.7% 4.0% 132,737
November 2016 4.6% 4.1% 135,806
October 2016 4.8% 4.2% 138,972