The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Thursday morning that Indiana’s unemployment rate for January 2011 dropped by 0.4%. The Hoosier unemployment rate now stands at 9.1%, down from the December 2010 rate of 9.5%.
- County with the highest unemployment rate: Vermillion 13.0%
- County with the lowest unemployment rate: Daviess 5.6%
Indiana’s unemployment rate was lower than neighboring states Ohio (9.4%), Kentucky (10.4%) and Michigan (10.7%). Most notably on the rise for Hoosier workers are employment opportunities in a number of private sectors:
- Construction (5,000)
- Trade, Transportation and Utilities (4,500)
- Manufacturing (3,100)
- Financial Activities (1,500)
- All other (1,400)
Non-farm employment opportunities are also on the rise with the creation of 13,900 new jobs from December 2010 to January 2011.
Also available from DWD:
- Labor Force Estimates for U.S., Indiana, MSAs, Counties, Cities
- Ranking of Indiana Counties by Unemployment Rate
- Indiana County Map with Unemployment Rates
Jobs Report (CES):