November Indiana Employment Report

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November Indiana Employment Report 

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2020) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 5.0 percent for November, and the national rate is 6.7 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 40,274 over the previous month. This was a result of a decrease of 17,345 unemployed residents and a decrease of 22,929 employed residents. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.33 million, and the state’s 62.9 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 61.5 percent.

Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here:

November 2020 Employment Charts


Employment by Sector

Private sector employment has decreased by 87,600 over the year and decreased by 200 over the previous month. The monthly decrease is primarily due to losses in the Professional and Business Services (-3,800) and the Leisure and Hospitality (-3,000) sectors. Losses were offset by gains in the Construction (3,700) and the Other (2,300), which includes Mining and Logging, IT and Other Services, sectors. Total private employment stands at 2,643,400, which is 105,900 below the January 2019 peak.


Midwest Unemployment Rates

November 2020 Midwest Unemployment Rates



Data are sourced from November Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

November employment data for Indiana Counties, Cities and MSAs will be available Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at noon (Eastern) pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 


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