Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2021 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
Indiana 4.0% +0.1 -8.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 544,935. There are now 410,342 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 130,146 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,447. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 134,593 +3,292 -255,855

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to May 2021

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
June 2021 5.9%
May 2021 5.8% 4.0% 134,593
April 2021 6.1% 3.9% 131,301
March 2021 6.0% 3.9% 130,146
February 2021 6.2% 4.0% 133,929
January 2021 6.3% 4.2% 141,379
December 2020 6.7% 4.6% 153,888
November 2020 6.7% 5.0% 167,473
October 2020 6.9% 5.6% 185,261
September 2020 7.8% 6.3% 210,506
August 2020 8.4% 7.3% 243,522
July 2020 10.2% 8.6% 284,548