Indiana’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent for March, and the national rate was 6.0 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.
Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 5,895 over the previous month. This was a result of a decrease of 3,644 unemployed residents and a decrease of 2,251 employed residents.
Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.34 million, and the state’s 63.1 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 61.5 percent.