Indiana Unemployment Increases Slightly In April
Saturday, May 18, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS – The unemployment rate for the State of Indiana went up slightly over the last month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate increased from 3.5 percent in March to 3.6 percent in April. That’s still below the national unemployment rate for April, which is 3.9 percent.

Indiana’s labor force participation rate stands at 62.5% for April, while the national rate is 62.7%. This is the percentage of Hoosiers 16 and older that are either working or actively looking for work.

Indiana’s total labor force stands at 3,378,923, which is a decrease of 1,908 from the previous month. Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 300 jobs over the last month, resulting in a gain of 36,400 jobs from the same 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).