Indiana's January 2023 Employment Report (graphics available)

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Indiana’s January 2023 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (March 13, 2023) - 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); and
  • 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.

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January 2023 Indiana Employment Snapshot

January 2023 Indiana Labor Force Spotlight

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

January employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 

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