INDIANA — The US Bureau of Labor Statistics had some good news for Indiana for June: The state’s unemployment rate dropped .2 percent to 4.8 percent.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported June was the second consecutive month Indiana has seen a decrease in unemployment. The department also reported 8,594 Hoosiers found jobs while the number of unemployed Hoosiers decreased by 5,118. This means the overall labor force grew by 3,476 last month.
The department went on to report that the state’s adjusted labor force is at 3,373,371 and the number of employed individuals is 3,210,299. Both of these, the report said, are all-time highs.
DWD noted Indiana’s private sector has grown by 148,000 jobs over the past three years. Sectors that saw the largest growth this June included leisure and hospitality at 2,600, construction at 2,600, private education and health services at 2,300 and trade, transportation and utilities at 1,500. Areas that saw losses in employment included professional and business services, decreasing by 2,300, and manufacturing, decreasing by 1,300.
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