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Monthly Indiana Employment Reports

Below is the most recent monthly Indiana employment report followed by reports from previous years. Review the graphics to find the data needed or access the links to get more details.

Indiana April 2024 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2024) - The unemployment rate of the State of Indiana in April stands at 3.6%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for April stands at 3.9%.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate stands at 62.5% for April, while the national rate is 62.7%. This rate is the percentage of Hoosiers 16 and older that are either working or actively looking for work. Those not in the labor force include, primarily, students, retirees and other non-working populations, such as individuals unable to work due to a disability or illness, or adults responsible for their family's childcare needs.

Indiana’s total labor force stands at 3,378,923 - a decrease of 1,908 from the previous month.

"Again this month, the employment data shows the historic opportunity for skilled workers in Indiana," said DWD Commissioner Richard Paulk. "For the eighth month in a row, the number of private sector jobs reached a new peak. Professional and Business Services, Financial Activities, and Private Educational and Health Services added jobs in Indiana over the month."

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 300 jobs over the last month, resulting in a gain of 36,400 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's April private employment stands at 2,848,500.

Industries that experienced job increases in April included:

  • Professional and Business Services (+1,100);
  • Financial Activities (+700);
  • Private Educational and Health Services (+600); and
  • Manufacturing (+300).

As of May 16, 2024, there were 102,684 open job postings throughout the state. As of the week ending April 27, 2024, Indiana had 20,331 continued unemployment insurance claims filed.

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Editor's notes: Data are sourced from April Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey – US Census Bureau.

April employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Monday, May 20, 2024, at 12 p.m. ET, pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation.

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