INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate in April remained unchanged from the previous month, holding steady at 2.2%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
By comparison, the national unemployment rate in April stood at 3.6%, also remaining stable from March.
In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate rose again, from 62.4% in March to 62.6% in April, surpassing the national rate of 62.2%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,347,813 — an increase of 15,383 from the previous month.
“We continue to be encouraged by the increasing number of Hoosiers who are re-entering the workforce,” DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said.
“With unemployment sitting at its lowest point in a generation, it’s a great time to take advantage of the job opportunities that are available.”
Private sector employment in Indiana decreased by 3,000 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 98,500 jobs from this time last year. Total private employment now stands at 2,751,700. Industries that experienced job increases in April included:
- Manufacturing (+1,600)
- Private Educational & Health Services (+1,100)
- Financial Activities (+700)
- Trade, Transportation & Utilities (+300)