More people are heading back to work in Indiana.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped .1% to 5.9% percent. The gains come from Private, Educational & Health Services, Leisure and Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors.
Unemployment in the Hoosier State is now down 2.4% during the past two years.
We will find out how St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties fared on Monday.
· Since July 2009, Indiana has added 268,400 Private Sector jobs, which ranks 12th in the nation, at a rate of 11.6%, which ranks 13th in the nation.
· Indiana’s Total Private Sector employment (2,591,600) now stands at only 21,100 jobs below the all-time peak of employment in March 2000 of 2,612,600.
· The Hoosier State has added the 2nd most Manufacturing jobs (+88,400) in the U.S. since July 2009, at a rate that also ranks 2nd in the nation (+20.7%).
· The Hoosier State has grown the 2nd most Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. over the past year (+14,400), and is 9th in the nation in rate of growth (+2.9%).
· Indiana continues to have the highest concentration of private sector Manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
· Indiana’s unemployment rate decline of 4.9% since July of 2009, the low point of employment in the state, ranks 9th in the U.S.
· Our decrease of 2.5% over the past two years ranks 11th in the nation.
· Indiana’s labor force has grown by 52,034 over the past year, the 11th largest increase in the U.S., and the largest in the Midwest.