Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. 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 increase of 7,513 over the previous month. This was a result of 2,077 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 9,590 increase in residents employed. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.32 million, and the state’s 63.8 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent. In addition, Indiana’s initial unemployment insurance claims continue to be at historical lows. Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated at hoosierdata.in.gov and click on “infographics”.
April 20th, 2018|Local News|