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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Indianapolis rose 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Indianapolis peaked in April 2020 at 13.2% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.1% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Indianapolis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Indiana 2.6% +0.2 -1.1
Indianapolis 2.6% +0.2 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August 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 105,122 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 6,259. Indianapolis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Indianapolis, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Indianapolis 29,001 +2,646 -9,233

Number of Unemployed Persons

Indianapolis, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Indianapolis
Unemployment Rate
Indianapolis
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.6% 29,001
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
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 2.5% 27,252
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 2.5% 26,946
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 2.5% 27,492
September
2021
4.7% 3.1% 2.8% 30,377

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.