No Change In Indiana’s Unemployment From Dec. To Jan.
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, March 12, 2024

(photo courtesy of Indiana Department of Workforce Development)

(INDIANAPOLIS) – There was no change in Indiana’s statewide unemployment rate from December to January.

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, January’s unemployment rate was 3.5%, the same as it was in December.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate stands at 63% for January, remaining above the national rate of 62.5%. This rate is the percentage of Hoosiers 16 and older that are either working or actively looking for work. Indiana’s total labor force stands at 3,398,047, which is a decrease of 10,628 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 10,500 jobs over the last month, resulting in a gain of 42,000 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's January private employment stands at 2,845,300.

Industries that experienced job increases in January included: Construction (+2,700); Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+2,700); and Private Educational and Health Services (+1,900).

DWD Commissioner Richard Paulk says Indiana has carried the momentum from a strong economy in 2023 and 2024. The unemployment rate of 3.5% remains near historic lows and remains below the national average.


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