Uncategorized Indiana February unemployment rate increases to 9.8%

Indiana February unemployment rate increases to 9.8%

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The state announced Friday morning that Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February 2010 was 9.8%, up 0.1 % from January.

According to the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development (DWD) press release:

Seasonally-adjusted total non-farm employment in Indiana increased by 1,500 in February. Sectors reporting employment increases include: Professional and Business Services (5,400), Private Health and Education (2,200), Manufacturing (1,800), Trade, Transportation and Utilities (1,400), and Leisure and Hospitality (1,100). Sectors reporting employment declines include: Government (-6,600), Construction (-1,900), and Other Services (-1,500).

Indiana remains the only state of its neighbors that has an unemployment rate below 10%, and the only state in the U.S. to report year-to-year unemployment growing less than one percent.

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