Indiana unemployment

Indiana’s unemployment rate last month took its largest single-month jump in more than eight years.

Four months ago, Indiana’s unemployment rate had its biggest one-month improvement in more than 20 years. That trend is now going the other direction in August, as the state suffered its largest single-month increase in the unemployment rate since March of 2009.

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.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Lowest In Nearly 16 Years

Apr 21, 2017

The Indiana unemployment rate dropped 0.02 percent in March, down to 3.9 percent. That’s the lowest rate since May of 2001.

Yet the Hoosier private sector lost 1,500 jobs last month, primarily driven by a significant decline in the Professional and Business Services sector. That’s the third time in the last four months the private sector lost jobs.

Indiana’s unemployment rate is 4 percent, unchanged from December, maintaining the state’s lowest rate in more than 15 years. And Indiana’s unemployment rate declined more over the last year than any neighboring state.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate declined in August for the fourth consecutive month, and is now at its lowest level in nine months.

The unemployment rate last month fell to 4.5 percent.

That marks a decline of more than half-a-percent in just four months.

The state’s private sector added 5,600 jobs last month, the fifth consecutive month of private sector job growth.

The increase was led by a surge in professional and business service jobs, while the leisure and hospitality sector also showed strong gains.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate declined for the eighth consecutive month in October, hitting a 14-year low in the Hoosier State. 

The Indiana unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent last month, the lowest level since August of 2001. 

The state’s private sector added jobs for the seventh time out of nine months in 2015 – though October’s additions were modest, merely 100 jobs. 

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Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in eight years last month.

The unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a percent to 4.6-percent in August; that’s the lowest level since 2007. 

Yet the state’s private sector lost 5,500 jobs last month, the first drop since February.  Still, the Hoosier State remains at peak employment, with the most Hoosiers employed at any time in Indiana’s history. 

And the state’s labor force expanded – that’s the number of people working or actively looking for a job. 

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 Approximately 46 million people nationally receive money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.  

Of the 871,000 Indiana residents who use SNAP, 7-percent – about 65,000 people -- are at risk of losing their SNAP benefits in October if they do not find a job or enter a work training program.

December unemployment rate at a 5-yr low in IN

Jan 29, 2014

For the first time in more than five years, Indiana‘s unemployment rate is below 7%.

The Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in December was 6.9%, down from November‘s rate of 7.3%.

The rate dropped even though Indiana lost 4,800 private sector jobs in December.

Economists say that was not enough to offset November‘s enormous job gains of 25,000.

For all of 2013, state officials say Indiana created 42,600 private sector jobs, about the same as in 2012.

IN unemployment rate drops in August

Sep 20, 2013

Indiana’s unemployment rate had its biggest single-month drop in more than two years, but the state’s private sector also lost nearly three thousand jobs in August.

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% last month, its lowest level in nearly a year.  And both the manufacturing and private educational and health services sectors made significant gains, each adding 3,000 jobs.  But the state’s private sector as a whole lost 2,900 jobs in August.  And July’s employment numbers were revised downward, reflecting significant private sector job loss.

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