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Indiana’s September 2022 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 21, 2022) - Indiana’s unemployment rate in September remains at 2.8%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate in September stands at 3.5%, compared to 3.7% in August.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate held at 63.4% in September, remaining above the national rate of 62.3%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,401,036 — a decrease of 707 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 10,500 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 93,600 jobs from this time last year. Indiana once again is experiencing a peak in private employment, which now stands at 2,773,600. Industries that experienced job increases in September included:

  • Leisure and Hospitality (+3,300);
  • Professional and Business Services (+2,200);
  • Financial Activities (+1,500); 
  • Construction (+1,400); and
  • Private Educational and Health Services (+1,100).

As of Oct. 19, 2022, there were 143,452 open job postings throughout the state. In September, 16,537 people in Indiana received unemployment benefits.

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September 2022 Employment Snapshot

September 2022 LF Spotlight


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

September employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 

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