Department of Numbers

Indiana Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Indiana fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2020 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Indiana unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.4
Indiana 3.1% -0.1 -0.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Indiana, National

Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indiana peaked in February 2010 at 348,823. There are now 242,050 fewer people unemployed in the state. Indiana job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Indiana 106,773 -877 -15,197

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployed
February 2020 3.5%
January 2020 3.6% 3.1% 106,773
December 2019 3.5% 3.2% 107,650
November 2019 3.5% 3.2% 107,503
October 2019 3.6% 3.2% 107,383
September 2019 3.5% 3.2% 107,610
August 2019 3.7% 3.2% 108,183
July 2019 3.7% 3.2% 109,252
June 2019 3.7% 3.3% 110,812
May 2019 3.6% 3.3% 112,991
April 2019 3.6% 3.4% 115,589
March 2019 3.8% 3.5% 118,230