Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.2% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Evansville, IN-KY market rose by 1,724 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.2%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Evansville, IN-KY unemployment rate is 114 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 150 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 5.8% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Evansville, IN-KY Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 31,300; -300
  • Education & Healthcare: 28,300; no change
  • Manufacturing: 22,400; +200
  • Business Services: 19,900; +400
  • Government: 16,500; +300
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 15,700; +500
  • Construction, Mining: 9,400; +300
  • Other Jobs: 6,900; no change
  • Financial Services: 6,100; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,500; no change
Evansville, IN-KY Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.