Indiana Unemployment

Indiana’s unemployment rate went down in December, the second consecutive month it’s fallen.

The rate fell to 3.4 percent last month. That represents a drop of half of a percent since October.

Helping that drop in December: the private sector added 6,000 jobs, led by the manufacturing industry.

Indiana’s unemployment rate rebounded in November after four consecutive months of increases.

The Hoosier unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent last month, down to 3.7 percent. That’s the first time since June it’s dropped.

Indiana’s unemployment rate rose last month for the first time in five months even as the state’s private sector added jobs.

The Indiana unemployment rate went up 0.1 percent rising to 3.1 percent in July. That’s the first increase since February. But it still keeps the unemployment rate well below the national average and lower than all neighboring states.

IN economy created 3,400 jobs in November

Dec 18, 2015

Indiana’s jobless rate held steady last month. 

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the private sector added 3,400 jobs in November.

The state’s unemployment rate stayed at 4.4 percent, the lowest level since August 2001.

The agency says construction and trade added 2,800 jobs, while trade, transportations and utilities picked up 2,500 workers.

Manufacturing jobs fell by 3,300.

Workforce Development Commissioner Steven Braun says "Indiana continues to lead the Midwest in labor force growth by a significant amount."

IN jobless rate at 14-year low

Nov 20, 2015

Indiana’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in 14 years.

The Department of Workforce Development says the jobless rate for October was 4.4 percent.

That’s the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana since August 2001. The state’s jobless figure has dropped almost one-and-a-half percent since October of last year.

The workforce development agency says the biggest job growth last month was in the manufacturing sector, which added 5,400 jobs. The education and health sectors posted 2,900 new jobs.