These Are The 10 Cities In Indiana With The Lowest Unemployment Rate

by Chris Kolmar
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If you find yourself dissatisfied with where your career is, but not your home, you might be looking for a new job within your community — but how hard will finding one be in your hometown? To help, we present to you the cities in Indiana with the strongest job markets by unemployment rates.

Many people live where they do because a job brought them there, but if you’re trying to live up to a millennial stereotype and move to Indiana for some arbitrary reason… or even looking for a new job or moving to a state first and getting a job after, then the job market’s strength is especially important for you.

Well we went to the source of all things demographic data – the Census – to figure out which cities have the lowest unemployment. We set a threshold of city population and found data for each city in the Hoosier State and crunched the numbers to find the cream of the crop:

  1. Zionsville(Jobs)
  2. Avon(Jobs)
  3. St. John
  4. Westfield(Jobs)
  5. Jasper(Jobs)
  6. Fishers(Jobs)
  7. Lebanon(Jobs)
  8. Carmel(Jobs)
  9. Noblesville(Jobs)
  10. Auburn(Jobs)

Even if you’re an employer looking for a strong community to relocate to, a highly employed population is a powerful indicator of a community’s overall health. And, in that regard, Zionsville takes the cake as the place in Indiana with the lowest unemployment rate.

Read on to see how we help you identify those places in Indiana that have the most robust job force.

Or for more Indiana job information, check out:

How We Determined The Cities In Indiana With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

Before we could dive into what Indiana’s most employed cities were, we needed to know where to look in the first place. We settled upon any place with over 10,000 people and data available for our criteria.

This left us with 77 places in Indiana.

We then looked at the unemployment rates to determine the cream from the crop when it comes to low unemployment, and our data comes directly from the latest American Community Survey from the Census.

We thought the rate alone was representative of the current state of each city’s job market with the potential for a person to get a job there, whether they were making an intrastate, interstate, or intercity job transfer.

We ranked all the cities for the criteria from one to 77 with one being the “most employed city in Indiana”. Where there was a tie, the winner went to the bigger city.

If your city or town isn’t among the top ten, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart. Otherwise, learn more about how the top ten cities achieved their potential.

1. Zionsville

Population: 24,559
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
Zionsville comes in at the top of our list, taking the cake and not sharing a bit of it with only 2.7 percent unemployment, easily blowing away the competition as the top contender.

Certain perks come with being the gold medalist like always having a job.

2. Avon

Avon, Indiana

Source: Flickr

Population: 14,570
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%
You might say that second place is actually the first place loser, but Avon doesn’t… because it doesn’t look nearly as good on a dating profile as as “first runner-up” or “silver medalist”.

3. St. John

St. John, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,456
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
And rounding out our champions’ podium is St. John, earning the bronze medal with a score of 3.3 percent in the unemployment rate category.

4. Westfield

Westfield, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,426
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Following right behind in the number four slot is Westfield. With a population of 32426 residents, Westfield is a solid place to move in Indiana if you plan on getting your career search started.

5. Jasper

Jasper, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,177
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
The coveted #5 spot has fallen to the residents in Jasper. Numbering around 15177 people, this city is doing it big with decidedly desirable unemployment rate of 3.5%.

I’m really happy for them, you know, what with their stable careers and all.

6. Fishers

Fishers, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 81,060
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
The city of Fishers is coming in at #6 with some solid numbers — not enough to blow you away, but enough to make you think twice about moving to another city you were thinking of just because of the dog parks.

7. Lebanon

Lebanon, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,688
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Taking the bittersweet #7 spot is the town of Lebanon. With a unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, this city is doing big things like a boss — like the one that’ll be hiring you in this solid job market.

8. Carmel

Carmel, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,474
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Coming in at #8, Carmel has a job market strong enough to tempt people away from some of Indiana’s flashier cities where the unemployment rate isn’t as competitive.

9. Noblesville

Noblesville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,576
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%
Finishing strong at #9 the town of Noblesville, where the unemployment rate is strong enough to keep this city, which is not at allknown as “The City of Hopes and Dreams”, but should consider adopting it.

10. Auburn

Auburn, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,972
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
Rounding out our list and coming in at #10 is the city of Auburn, Indiana. Don’t forget, just because it’s last place in this top ten list, that’s still out of 77.

Auburn’s parents are still proud of its life choices.

There You Have It – Unemployment Across Indiana

There you have it folks, the Ten Cities With the Lowest Unemployment in the state of {state}. They have the numbers and jobs to back it up.

If you’re just dying to move to the {nickname} and feel like throwing caution to the wind and moving-first- getting-employed-later, stick to the cities in our top ten.

If you’d like more information on different cities and states around the U.S. be sure to visit to have all of your questions answered — and if you’re a recent college graduate thinking about moving states, check out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.

Here’s a quick look are the places in Indiana with the highest unemployment rate:

  1. Gary
  2. East Chicago
  3. Lake Station

Detailed List Of Cities With The Lowest Unemployment In Indiana

City Rank Unemployment
Zionsville 1 2.7%
Avon 2 2.8%
St. John 3 3.3%
Westfield 4 3.5%
Jasper 5 3.5%
Fishers 6 4.0%
Lebanon 7 4.1%
Carmel 8 4.1%
Noblesville 9 4.1%
Auburn 10 4.5%
Brownsburg 11 5.0%
Yor 12 5.3%
Columbus 13 5.5%
Highland 14 5.5%
Clarksville 15 5.6%
Schererville 16 6.0%
Valparaiso 17 6.1%
Warsaw 18 6.1%
West Lafayette 19 6.2%
Franklin 20 6.6%
Greensburg 21 6.9%
Greenfield 22 7.1%
Greencastle 23 7.2%
Evansville 24 7.2%
Crown Point 25 7.2%
Seymour 26 7.3%
Jeffersonville 27 7.3%
Vincennes 28 7.4%
Greenwood 29 7.4%
Plainfield 30 7.4%
Lafayette 31 7.7%
Griffith 32 7.8%
Munster 33 8.0%
Goshen 34 8.0%
Bedford 35 8.1%
Bloomington 36 8.3%
Hobart 37 8.5%
New Haven 38 8.6%
Chesterton 39 8.7%
Dyer 40 8.8%
Mishawaka 41 8.9%
Fort Wayne 42 8.9%
Washington 43 9.0%
Merrillville 44 9.4%
Shelbyville 45 9.4%
New Albany 46 9.5%
Portage 47 9.5%
Frankfort 48 9.7%
Crawfordsville 49 9.8%
Lawrence 50 9.9%
Beech Grove 51 10.0%
Huntington 52 10.0%
Speedway 53 10.0%
Wabash 54 10.1%
Indianapolis 55 10.2%
Richmond 56 10.2%
Kokomo 57 10.2%
Madison 58 10.3%
Marion 59 10.5%
La Porte 60 10.8%
Elkhart 61 10.8%
Martinsville 62 11.0%
Logansport 63 11.1%
Terre Haute 64 11.1%
South Bend 65 11.3%
Cedar Lake 66 11.7%
Peru 67 12.6%
Muncie 68 12.6%
Hammond 69 12.8%
Anderson 70 13.3%
Plymouth 71 13.5%
New Castle 72 14.0%
Connersville 73 14.4%
Michigan City 74 14.5%
Lake Station 75 14.9%
East Chicago 76 16.7%
Gary 77 18.0%
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