Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 3.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Indiana peaked in January 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Indiana 3.5% +0.1 -0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 348,823. There are now 231,043 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 105,071 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12,709. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 117,780 +2,594 -1,137

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Indiana from 1990 to August 2018

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
September 2018 3.7%
August 2018 3.9% 3.5% 117,780
July 2018 3.9% 3.4% 115,186
June 2018 4.0% 3.3% 112,235
May 2018 3.8% 3.2% 108,466
April 2018 3.9% 3.2% 105,802
March 2018 4.1% 3.2% 105,071
February 2018 4.1% 3.2% 107,163
January 2018 4.1% 3.3% 109,362
December 2017 4.1% 3.4% 113,473
November 2017 4.1% 3.4% 113,726
October 2017 4.1% 3.5% 115,058