Indiana’s unemployment rate in April was 3.0%, down slightly from 3.1% in March, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The national unemployment rate for April was 3.4%.
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, was 3,423,506 – an increase of 7,080 from the previous month.
Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 14,200, translating to a gain of 76,500 jobs from this time last year. Indiana’s April private employment was 2,845,100. That 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 online job postings throughout the state; 14,238 in northeast Indiana. In April, 14,211 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.