After four months without a decrease in unemployment, Indiana’s rate fell below 6-percent in February.
Indiana’s unemployment rate rose to 6-percent in January, the first time it hit that mark in nearly a year.
But it only lasted a month, falling back to 5.9-percent in February. The state’s private sector also created 1,700 jobs last month.
The slight dip in the unemployment rate is due in part to Hoosiers leaving the labor force in February, meaning fewer people looking for work.