Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in August for the first time in five months.
However, the state’s private sector lost jobs for the first time in 11 months.
Indiana’s unemployment rate fell one tenth of one percent to 5.8% – a nearly two percent drop from just a year ago.
And in that time, 56,000 private sector jobs have been added.
But led by a significant decline in the private educational and health services sector, the private sector lost 26 hundred jobs in August.