Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in January 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Indiana 3.4% -0.1 -0.1

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 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 348,823. There are now 232,196 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 110,218 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,409. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 116,627 -1,274 -1,910

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to July 2019

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 3.4% 116,627
June 2019 3.7% 3.5% 117,901
May 2019 3.6% 3.6% 121,026
April 2019 3.6% 3.6% 123,341
March 2019 3.8% 3.6% 123,317
February 2019 3.8% 3.5% 120,687
January 2019 4.0% 3.5% 118,941
December 2018 3.9% 3.5% 117,390
November 2018 3.7% 3.5% 117,237
October 2018 3.8% 3.5% 117,021
September 2018 3.7% 3.5% 117,172