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.