The 10 Hottest Job Markets In Indiana For 2020

by Kathy Morris
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Anticipating a job hunt in 2020?

If so, you might be nervous about the state of your local job market or curious how it stacks up to rival cities. Cities in the same state can have dramatically different job markets. Job hunting in one part of the state can be a piece of cake, while in another city it can be a herculean task to just land an interview.

Here at Zippia, we love math (and jobs!), so we delved into the data to determine where in 2020 it was easiest to find a job in Indiana.

Here are the ten hottest job markets in Indiana.

There you have it, folks- the ten cities where it was easiest to get a job in Indiana. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown of how we reached these results. Your city not in the top 10? Keep scrolling to see where it landed on the full list.

How we determined the best job markets in Indiana

We used the most recent Census American Community Survey to pull data for the main Indiana metro areas. We only looked at cities with a working civilian population above 5,000.

While unemployment rate can tell you a lot about the local job market, it is simply one metric and job markets are complex entities. We opted to take a more in-depth look at the best job market in Indiana.

Each metro-area was ranked 1-to-71 in four categories:

  • Unemployment Rate
  • Change In Unemployment Rate
  • Household Income Change
  • Current Average Household Income

The lower the score in each category the better. For example, the Lebanon area had the lowest unemployment rate at 1.1%, earning it the #1 spot for unemployment rate. The four ranked categories were then averaged together to produce our final list. The final list ranks the 71 metro areas from 1-to-71. Once again, the lower the score, the stronger the job market.

1. Zionsville

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.07%
Average Income: $175,296

2. Carmel

Carmel, IN

Unemployment Rate: 2.34%
Average Income: $158,161

3. Fishers

Fishers, IN

Unemployment Rate: 3.2%
Average Income: $133,684

4. St. John

St. John, IN

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 3.65%
Average Income: $124,158

5. Noblesville

Noblesville, IN

Unemployment Rate: 3.45%
Average Income: $96,093

6. Greenwood

Greenwood, IN

Source: Public domain

Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
Average Income: $75,751

7. Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

Unemployment Rate: 3.55%
Average Income: $90,349

8. Columbus

Columbus, IN

Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Average Income: $78,702

9. Westfield

Westfield, IN

Unemployment Rate: 2.71%
Average Income: $111,918

10. Plainfield

Plainfield, IN

Unemployment Rate: 5.92%
Average Income: $79,855

MEASURING THE BEST JOB MARKETS In Indiana

You might be reading this and thinking, ‘Hey, I live in Lebanon and have been unemployed for months- this can’t be right!’ That’s entirely possible.

While Lebanon and the surrounding metro area have the hottest job market in Indiana, personal finances can be, well, personal. Education, work experience, and occupation all play a big role in securing a job. However, overall, job seekers in Lebanon will have an easier time than those in cities near the bottom of the list.

Detailed List Of The Hottest Job Markets In Indiana

Rank Place Unemployment Rate Average Income
1 Zionsville 3.07% $175,296
2 Carmel 2.34% $158,161
3 Fishers 3.2% $133,684
4 St. John 3.65% $124,158
5 Noblesville 3.45% $96,093
6 Greenwood 4.2% $75,751
7 Crown Point 3.55% $90,349
8 Columbus 4.6% $78,702
9 Westfield 2.71% $111,918
10 Plainfield 5.92% $79,855
11 Munster 4.55% $105,394
12 Danville 3.11% $86,482
13 West Lafayette 4.03% $63,250
14 New Albany 5.28% $59,438
15 Valparaiso 4.26% $76,407
16 Seymour 5.13% $56,090
17 Avon 5.66% $103,724
18 Highland 4.97% $76,254
19 Merrillville 7.95% $68,953
20 Jeffersonville 5.67% $69,084
21 Greenfield 3.98% $63,033
22 Richmond 6.79% $54,673
23 Lawrence 7.68% $70,838
24 Griffith 6.19% $72,101
25 Clarksville 5.17% $56,567
26 Schererville 4.9% $91,144
27 Brownsburg 3.74% $86,479
28 Goshen 4.93% $57,634
29 Lebanon 1.13% $67,594
30 Crawfordsville 5.54% $53,196
31 Portage 6.0% $64,696
32 Chesterton 5.54% $92,171
33 Yorktown 4.62% $81,559
34 Franklin 5.74% $71,613
35 Cedar Lake 8.83% $87,276
36 Fort Wayne 6.22% $63,932
37 South Bend 7.43% $55,625
38 Lafayette 6.19% $56,255
39 Jasper 1.62% $78,462
40 Mishawaka 5.47% $53,414
41 Evansville 6.38% $52,530
42 Speedway 5.98% $54,087
43 Beech Grove 8.94% $53,134
44 Greensburg 3.61% $61,326
45 New Haven 8.47% $56,719
46 Washington 6.62% $52,643
47 Dyer 6.5% $102,504
48 La Porte 9.37% $50,269
49 Frankfort 6.52% $53,869
50 Shelbyville 4.5% $60,951
51 Kokomo 6.46% $57,247
52 Vincennes 6.27% $48,982
53 Hobart 9.2% $68,700
54 Warsaw 5.28% $66,733
55 Bloomington 7.94% $56,167
56 Terre Haute 9.49% $49,724
57 Indianapolis (Balance) 7.03% $65,566
58 Anderson 8.82% $47,285
59 Auburn 5.82% $64,026
60 Marion 8.74% $44,078
61 Logansport 7.37% $48,700
62 Michigan 10.78% $51,379
63 Elkhart 7.85% $50,463
64 Hammond 8.7% $55,793
65 Gary 13.8% $42,875
66 Huntington 4.97% $52,285
67 Bedford 4.62% $52,654
68 Connersville 5.74% $47,618
69 East Chicago 12.25% $43,339
70 Muncie 8.17% $45,516
71 New Castle 8.24% $46,634
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