Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.0%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 12.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Indiana 5.0% -0.5 +1.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in April 2020 at 565,822. There are now 397,843 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 167,979 -17,345 +60,476

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to November 2020

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 5.0% 167,979
October 2020 6.9% 5.5% 185,324
September 2020 7.8% 6.3% 209,504
August 2020 8.4% 6.4% 214,570
July 2020 10.2% 7.9% 261,101
June 2020 11.1% 11.1% 376,581
May 2020 13.3% 12.3% 409,414
April 2020 14.8% 17.5% 565,822
March 2020 4.4% 3.0% 99,892
February 2020 3.5% 3.1% 105,189
January 2020 3.5% 3.1% 106,776