Indiana Unemployment Rates Information

Unemployment Rates In Indiana

The unemployment rate in Indiana is 6.4 percent as of January 2014.

The National Rate for unemployment is 6.7 percent.

Historically, the highest unemployment rate in Indiana has been 12.7 in January 1983. The lowest unemployment rate in Indiana was 2.6 in April 1999.

*All data calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Numbers are seasonally adjusted.

According to the U.S Department of Labor, Indiana has a civilian labor force of 3,186.9 as of January 2014 with employment of 2,984.4 and unemployment of 202.5.

*Number of persons in thousands and seasonally adjusted.

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

  • Total Nonfarm: 2,955.2 with 1.5 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 7.2 with 4.3 12-month percent change.
  • Construction: 120.7 with -3.0 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 502.3 with 2.8 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 568.7 with 1.1 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 35.4 with -1.1 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 131.8 with 2.2 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 316.3 with 5.1 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 440.9 with 1.1 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 293.4 with 1.7 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 119.1 with 0.3 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 419.4 with -0.1 12-month percent change.

*Number of jobs in thousands, seasonally adjusted.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) offers a variety of tools to help individuals find a job.

These include:

For a full list of other assistance programs, visit:

If you have any questions, you can contact:

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics, by visiting:
  • The United States Department of Labor at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365), available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST).
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development at 1-800-891-6499 or 1-317-232-7560 (TDD). is a privately owned website that is not owned or operated by any government agency.