Indiana’s unemployment rate in January stands at 3.1% according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for January stands at 3.4%.
In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate held at 63.4% for January, remaining above the national rate of 62.4%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,409,096 – a decrease of 973 from the previous month.
Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 12,600 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 85,300 jobs from this time last year. Indiana’s January private employment stands at 2,825,700.
Industries that experienced job increases in January included:
- Construction (+6,700)
- Leisure and Hospitality (+4,700)
- Private Educational and Health Services (+2,500)
- Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+1,500)
- Professional and Business Services (+300)
As of March 1, 2023, there were 130,839 open job postings throughout the state. In January, 19,460 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.
Individuals looking for work, training or career information are encouraged to visit in.gov/dwd/job-seekers.