Indiana Employment Statistics

  • 168,123 employers
  • 3,051,978 employees
  • $915 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 16.9% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.9% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Indiana Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 8,150 more businesses
  • 346,647 more employees
  • 12.8% increase in total wages
  • $9,318 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 24.3% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Indiana Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Marion County Indiana, 23,434
County with the Most Employees: Marion County Indiana, 520,136
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Posey County Indiana, $1,122
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Vermillion County Indiana, 7.0%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Indiana, see: Indiana Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Indiana see:Indiana Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 3,271,229 employed workers
  • 116,627 unemployed workers
  • 3.4% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Indiana, see: Indiana Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 167,705 employers, down 0.2% from 168,090
  • 3,083,894 employees, up 0.8% from 3,061,241
  • $910 average weekly wage, up 3.1% from $883
  • The average weekly wage is 16.9% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 10.0% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Indiana, see: Indiana Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.