Seasonally Adjusted vs. Not Seasonally Adjusted
Use these data for month-to-month comparisons for Indiana and the United States.
Total employment and unemployment vary throughout the year. For example, higher unemployment in January and February isn't uncommon because of work in agriculture, construction and other seasonal industries slowing down. Also, both employment and unemployment rise every June, when students enter the labor force in search of summer jobs. Seasonally adjusted numbers also take into account seasonal hiring/layoff patterns that go along with winter and summer holidays.
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Use these data to view the raw numbers, or total volume, and for geographies smaller than the state level.
These data have not been subjected to the seasonal adjustment process. In other words, the effects of regular or seasonal patterns have not been removed from these series.
Not seasonally adjusted data are available for smaller geographies, where seasonally adjusted are only available down to the state level.