Indiana's February 2023 Employment Report (graphics available)

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Indiana’s February 2023 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2023) - Indiana’s unemployment rate in February stands at 3.1%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for February stands at 3.6%.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate held at 63.4% for February, remaining above the national rate of 62.5%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,409,528 - an increase of 427 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 3,100 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 72,900 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's February private employment stands at 2,827,300. This is a new private employment peak for Indiana. Industries that experienced job increases in February included:

  • Professional and Business Services (+3,600);
  • Leisure and Hospitality (+1,500); and
  • Private Educational and Health Services (+1,200);

As of March 16, 2023, there were 135,336 open job postings throughout the state. In February, 19,485 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.

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Ind February 2023 Employment Snapshot

Ind February 2023 LF Spotlight

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

February employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Monday, March 27, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 


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