Indiana unemployment rate at 3 percent for April

(Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Workforce Development)
Indiana’s unemployment rate in April stands at 3.0%, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for April stands at 3.4%.
In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate increased to 63.6% for April, remaining above the national rate of 62.6%. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,423,506 – an increase of 7,080 from the previous month.
Private sector employment in Indiana increased by 14,200 jobs over the last month, translating to a gain of 76,500 jobs from this time last year. Indiana’s April private employment stands at 2,845,100, which is a new private employment peak for the state.
Industries that experienced job increases in April included:
Private Educational and Health Services (+4,100);
Leisure and Hospitality (+3,800);
Professional and Business Services (+3,500);
Financial Activities (+1,500);
Trade, Transportation and Utilities (+1,300); and
Manufacturing (+300).
As of May 17, 2023, there were 126,185 open job postings throughout the state. In April, 14,211 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.
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