Uncategorized Indiana April unemployment rates increase to 10%

Indiana April unemployment rates increase to 10%


The state announced Friday morning that Indiana’s unemployment rate for April 2010 was 10%, up 0.1% from March.

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

Seasonally-adjusted total non-farm employment in Indiana increased by 22,700 in April. Sectors reporting significant employment increases include: Leisure and Hospitality (8,100), Professional and Business Services (6,500), Manufacturing (5,000), and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (3,500). Sectors reporting significant employment declines include: Private Education and Health Services (-1,800), Construction (-700), and Financial Activities (-500).

Indiana is the only state among its neighbors to report an over-the-year decline in its unemployment rate.  The national employment rate increased 1.0% compared to April 2009.

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