Indiana’s jobless rate continues to fall.
The Indiana Department of Work Force Development says the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate continued its downward trend in February. The rate stands at 6.1 percent, down from a reported 6.4 percent in January. The agency says the number of unemployed Hoosiers is less than 200,000 for the first time since August 2008.
Indiana added 5,400 private sector jobs in February. The Hoosier State has created more than 214,000 private sector jobs since July 2009, the low point of joblessness in the state.
Sectors showing gains in February included Leisure and Hospitality, Construction, Trade, Transportation, Utilities, and Manufacturing.