Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Indiana 4.0% -0.1 -2.3

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 410,093 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 130,146 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,696. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 134,842 -2,595 -75,664

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 4.0% 134,842
August 2021 5.2% 4.1% 137,437
July 2021 5.4% 4.1% 138,073
June 2021 5.9% 4.1% 138,487
May 2021 5.8% 4.0% 135,178
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