Uncategorized January '11 unemployment rate at 9.1%

January '11 unemployment rate at 9.1%

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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.

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