Indiana's March 2023 Employment Report (graphics available)

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Indiana’s March 2023 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (April 21, 2023) - Indiana’s unemployment rate in March stands at 3.1%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for March stands at 3.5%.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate increased to 63.5% for March, remaining above the national rate of 62.6%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,416,350 - an increase of 6,653 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 3,300 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 70,200 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's March private employment stands at 2,830,500. This is a new private employment peak for Indiana. Industries that experienced job increases in March included:

  • Professional and Business Services (+4,400);
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+800);
  • Leisure and Hospitality (+700); and
  • Manufacturing (+400).

As of April 17, 2023, there were 130,218 open job postings throughout the state. In March, 17,039 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.

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March 2023 Labor Force Snapshot

March 2023 Employment Snapshot


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

March employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Monday, April 24, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 


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