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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Indianapolis fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Indianapolis peaked in April 2020 at 13.2% and is now 10.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Indianapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Indiana 3.0% 0.0 +0.3
Indianapolis 2.8% 0.0 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Indianapolis, Indiana, National

Indianapolis, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Indianapolis, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Indianapolis peaked in April 2020 at 134,123. There are now 103,402 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 22,742 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 7,979. Indianapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Indianapolis, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Indianapolis 30,721 +75 +3,775

Number of Unemployed Persons

Indianapolis, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indianapolis
Unemployment Rate
Indianapolis
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.8% 30,721
October
2022
3.7% 3.0% 2.8% 30,646
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.7% 30,081
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 30,376
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.6% 29,052
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.4% 26,355
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.2% 24,358
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.1% 23,097
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 2.1% 22,742
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 2.1% 22,917
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 2.2% 24,346

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.