Uncategorized Indiana March Unemployment Rate increases to 9.9%

Indiana March Unemployment Rate increases to 9.9%

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The state announced Friday morning that Indiana’s unemployment rate for March 2010 was 9.9%, up 0.01% from February.

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

Seasonally-adjusted total non-farm employment in Indiana increased by 16,600 in March, the third straight month of employment gains. Sectors reporting significant employment increases include: Professional and Business Services (7,200), Manufacturing (6,300), Construction (3,500) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (3,000). Sectors reporting significant employment declines include: Leisure and Hospitality (-1,100), Financial Activities (-1,100), Private Education and Health Services (-800).

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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