Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2022 to 2.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 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 14.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Indiana 2.2% -0.1 -2.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 468,499 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 71,904 -3,428 -68,686

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 2.2% 71,904
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
August 2021 5.2% 3.4% 112,700
July 2021 5.4% 3.7% 122,616
June 2021 5.9% 3.9% 130,291
May 2021 5.8% 4.0% 133,641