Indiana hit a low point of employment in July 2009, but a recent release of the state’s Monthly Employment Report shows promise from the private sector.
Since July 2009, Indiana’s private sector has added 37,500 jobs, a 6 percent increase that nearly doubles the nation’s average of 3.3 percent. This growth places Indiana 6th in the nation in 2012, behind California, Texas, New York, Ohio and Washington.
The top sectors of growth in 2012 were manufacturing (15,100 jobs added at 3.2 percent growth), professional and business services (10,700 jobs added at 3.7 percent growth), private education and health services (5,800 jobs added at 1.4 percent growth) and leisure and hospitality (5,600 jobs added at 2 percent growth).
“Manufacturing continues to lead the charge in Hoosier job growth, adding 2,800 jobs in June and 15,100 for 2012,” said Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development.
Growth in the individual sectors outperform the national average, as well. Indiana ranks 2nd in the nation for manufacturing growth and 6th in the nation for professional and business services growth.
Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development