Data Request Portal
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IN DWD) Research and Analysis division is a labor market information data production and warehousing unit. Partnering with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), IN DWD administers employer surveys, and collects administrative data garnered from the Unemployment Insurance program for statistical analysis of occupation, industry, wage, and employment. Data is used within multiple BLS programs including: Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Occupation Employment Statistics, and Industry and Occupation Projections. IN DWD works collaboratively with the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business to produce the award-winning, workforce and economic research website, Hoosiers by the Numbers, where those data, and more, can be found.
In addition, IN DWD houses a longitudinal research data warehouse that collects data on individuals and workforce service providers from the unemployment insurance and other related workforce programs. Those data at the individual record level are legally protected and confidential.
IN DWD serves stakeholders, including state agencies, legislators, educators and training providers, economic development organizations, employers, job seekers, researchers, students, parents and counselors, and not-for-profit organizations, by providing timely, accurate and accessible workforce data.
On the web
IN DWD provides a large selection of Indiana workforce demographics and statistics, as well as research and analysis tools such as infographics, maps and charts on its Hoosiers by the Numbers portal. Please review prior to submitting a data request.
Talk with one of our regional labor market analysts
As part of the IN DWD Research, Analysis and Engagement Division, we have regional labor market analysts serving local labor markets throughout Indiana. Analysts can help you find and use labor market data and fulfill special data requests. The regional analysts are especially helpful in answering questions about the labor market in your area. They serve professionals and organizations in their areas for WorkOne offices, workforce development councils, nonprofit organizations, higher education, economic developers, businesses and the news media.
Select a region below to find the regional analyst for your area:
- Region 1: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke
- Region 2: Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph
- Region 3: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley
- Region 4: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White
- Region 5: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby
- Region 6: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne
- Region 7: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo
- Region 8: Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, and Owen
- Region 9: Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland
- Region 10: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington
- Region 11: Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick
If you cannot find the information you need via our public data, you may request custom data via the Workforce Data Request Form. Federal and state laws allow us to release some confidential information if the request or requestor meet specific requirements.
- The requestor must complete and submit the online Workforce Data Request/Purpose Form.
- IN DWD will provide a timely follow up acknowledging receipt of the request and an estimated timeline to complete the request.
- If the data request requires a data sharing agreement (DSA), an email will be sent to the requestor communicating DSA review status results. The results of the review are Approved, Tentatively Approved, or Denied.
Approvals and denials
When a decision has been made, IN DWD will email the requestor. If the request is approved, the email will provide instructions on next steps for executing a legal data sharing agreement (DSA). If the request is not approved, the requestor will also be notified.
The DSA will outline the data to be shared, the cost of data sharing, and legal data sharing requirements such as physical record keeping, secure file transfer and storage, restricted data access, and disposal which will be determined pursuant to the purpose of the DSA with the requestor.
The requesting entity is required to have each person who is authorized to access the data and sign a DSA Employee Acknowledgment form.
When a data request is tentatively approved, it means there are additional clarifications, circumstances, or requirements that the requestor has to respond to before the data can be shared. IN DWD will provide the requestor with the description of these circumstances or requirements and a required timeline. Upon responding, IN DWD will email the requestor with an approval or denial within 30 days.
Requests with a Tentative Approval may take longer to realize. Thus, it is important that you provide all required information in the Data Request/Purpose form, including how the data will be used.
Workforce data request/purpose form
Who may be eligible to receive confidential data?
- Local, state, or federal public officials or governmental agencies for official purposes, such as: (1) the administration of relief, (2) public assistance, (3) unemployment compensation, (4) a system of public employment offices, (5) wages and hours of employment, or (6) a public works program
- Private contractors/researchers hired by local, state, or federal governmental agencies to evaluate government programs
- Private organizations or individuals or an agent/attorney for an individual or employer (informed-consent release required)
- Anyone seeking aggregated information about groups or industries that does not identify individuals or businesses
- A one-stop partner providing services under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
Further, more detailed information about eligibility and other requirements, are available in the following codes, administrative rules, and applicable federal code of regulations (note: this is a non-exhaustive list):
- DWD Policy 2013-03 - Requirements Pertaining to Confidential and Privileged Information
- Public Law 107-347 - Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA)
- 20 CFR Part 603 - Federal-State Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program - Confidentiality and Disclosure of State UC Information
You may be required to pay for the records you receive. 20 CFR 603.8 requires in most instances that recipients pay the unemployment insurance program's non-incidental costs associated with the processing and handling of requests for such data. Cost reimbursement will depend on the size and scope of the data request. If the recipient is not a public official, the cost needs to be paid in full in advance of data receipt.
For any further questions regarding the data sharing or information submission, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.