Indiana Unemployment Snapshot

Indiana's State Rate

  • Indiana's unemployment rate rose to 4.7% in November, up about one percentage point from the state's average in first quarter 2001. (Data are not seasonally adjusted.)
  • Indiana's unemployment rate was still below the 5.3% national average in November.
  • In November, 21 states had higher unemployment rates than Indiana and 28 states had lower unemployment rates.

Indiana Metro Area Rates

  • Bloomington (3.0%) and Lafayette (3.5%) reported the lowest unemployment rates.
  • Elkhart-Goshen (6.3%) and Terre Haute (5.4%) reported the highest unemployment rates.
  • Indianapolis (3.8%) remained below the state average.
  • Kokomo's unemployment rate was high throughout 2001 (5.0% in November), while most other metro areas saw unemployment rise during the year from low levels in the first quarter.

Indiana County Rates

  • The lowest county unemployment rate in November was found in Hamilton County (2.2%).
  • The highest county unemployment rate was reported by Fayette County (11.4%).
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Indiana's unemployment rate was below the 5.3% national average