Indiana's April 2023 Employment Report (graphics available)

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Indiana’s April 2023 Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (May 19, 2023) - Indiana’s unemployment rate in April stands at 3.0%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for April stands at 3.4%.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate increased to 63.6% for April, remaining above the national rate of 62.6%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,423,506 - an increase of 7,080 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 14,200 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 76,500 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's April private employment stands at 2,845,100. This is a new private employment peak for the state. Industries that experienced job increases in April included:

  • Private Educational and Health Services (+4,100);
  • Leisure and Hospitality (+3,800);
  • Professional and Business Services (+3,500);
  • Financial Activities (+1,500);
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+1,300); and
  • Manufacturing (+300).

As of May 17, 2023, there were 126,185 open job postings throughout the state. In April, 14,211 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.

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April 2023 Employment Snapshot

April 2023 Labor Force Spotlight

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

April employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSAs will be available Monday, May 22, 2023, at 12 p.m. ET pending U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics validation. 


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