Indiana’s unemployment rate declined in May as the private sector added 9,000 jobs during the month, according to new data released Friday. The rate is 8.3%, down 0.2% from April.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports employment of Hoosiers is now at pre-recession levels not seen since July of 2008.
Unemployment in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties is mostly up for May. Benton County saw the largest decline at 0.6% to 8.2%. There was a 0.1% decline in Clinton and White counties.