Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana rose 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 14.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Indiana 2.6% +0.2 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 540,403. There are now 452,514 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 72,020 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 15,869. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 87,889 +7,949 -34,727

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to July 2022

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 2.6% 87,889
June 2022 3.6% 2.4% 79,940
May 2022 3.6% 2.2% 74,038
April 2022 3.6% 2.2% 72,298
March 2022 3.6% 2.2% 72,020
February 2022 3.8% 2.3% 75,332
January 2022 4.0% 2.4% 79,993
December 2021 3.9% 2.7% 88,691
November 2021 4.2% 2.7% 89,145
October 2021 4.6% 2.8% 92,565
September 2021 4.7% 3.1% 101,405