Jobs Report

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Indiana’s unemployment rate ended 2015 by remaining stable at 4.4-percent, according to a year-end jobs report. 

The state’s private sector made no ground in adding jobs last month.

The Hoosier State’s unemployment rate remained unchanged for four consecutive months to end the year, holding steady at 4.4-percent since September. 

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Indiana’s unemployment rate fell in March to its lowest level in five months.  But the state’s private sector also lost jobs.

The Hoosier unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent to 5.8-percent in March, the second month in a row the rate went down.  But it's still three-tenths of a percent higher than the national average of 5.5-percent.

But that drop may not be good news: the state’s private sector lost 800 jobs last month, fueled by huge losses – more than 5,000 – in the professional and business services sector. 

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Indiana’s private sector added more jobs last month than any single month in 15 years.  Yet the state’s unemployment rate remains unchanged.

The private sector added nearly 16,000 jobs in November, led by huge gains in the Professional and Business services sector. 

But the state’s unemployment rate held steady for the third consecutive month at 5.7-percent.  That’s because the additional jobs were largely offset by additions to the workforce – more than 12,000 people last month joined the job hunt. 

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Indiana’s private sector added more than 5,000 jobs last month while the state’s unemployment rate remained at its lowest levels in six years.

The Hoosier private sector grew by 5,500 jobs in October, boosted by strong gains in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and continued growth in manufacturing jobs.

In the past year, the state added more than 24,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, one of the best growth rates in the country. The unemployment rate last month remained unchanged from September, holding steady at 5.7 percent.

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Indiana’s private sector added nearly 10 thousand jobs last month.  Yet the unemployment rate failed to drop for the fourth consecutive month.

The Hoosier private sector has added jobs for ten consecutive months, surging again in July with 99 hundred jobs created – led by the manufacturing sector, which added more than five thousand jobs. 

But the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.9 percent. 

That’s because the state’s labor force continues to swell, with about 2,500 people rejoining the job hunt last month. 

Jobs Grow In June And So Does State Unemployment Rate

Jul 18, 2014
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Indiana added more private sector jobs -- 10,000 of them -- last month than any other June on record.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokesman Joe Frank says every major industry sector experienced growth.

Frank says manufacturing – the sector the state is most known for – has been one of the key drivers of the job growth.

"Our growth in the manufacturing sector since July 2009 -- the low point of employment in the state -- we've grown 77,800 manufacturing jobs," Frank says. "That's the second-largest increase in the nation."

Indiana’s private sector added jobs for the fourth straight month in July.  However, the state’s unemployment rate remains steady.

July’s growth of 5,900 private sector jobs was significantly boosted by the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector, which added nearly 11,000 jobs last month.  That’s the sector’s biggest single-month increase in more than 20 years.  Still, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.4%.

IN unemployment rate increases in June

Jul 18, 2013

Private sector employment in Indiana grew by ,300 jobs in June – the third month in a row of significant increases.

Most of the growth came from the manufacturing sector. Still, the statewide unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.4% during June.

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.

IN unemployment rate declines in April

May 17, 2013

Indiana’s unemployment declined 0.2% in April. The Department of Workforce Development reports that was the largest one month decline in more than a year and happened even though there were fewer manufacturing and construction jobs available. Indiana’s unemployment is 8.5%, which is close to what it was in April, 2012.

The unemployment rate in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties fell in April – in most cases, more than a full point.

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