Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.0%. The state unemployment rate was 2.2 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. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Indiana 4.0% -0.2 +0.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 410,958 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 133,977 -7,402 +25,388

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
March 2021 6.0%
February 2021 6.2% 4.0% 133,977
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
June 2020 11.1% 10.1% 333,296
May 2020 13.3% 12.0% 390,448
April 2020 14.8% 16.9% 544,935