Indiana jobless rate stays at 9 percent

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Indiana’s unemployment rate held steady in November at a seasonally adjusted 9 percent, slightly higher than the overall U.S. rate that dropped to 8.6 percent, the state’s Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday morning.

The state gained 1,700 private-sector jobs in November, DWD said.

The total number of unemployed Hoosiers was 275,374 in November, compared with a revised 273,474 in October.

The state’s unemployment rate is down from 9.6 percent in November 2010.

Employment sectors adding a significant amount of jobs were construction, leisure and hospitality, and transportation.  
Employment in manufacturing, government and financial activities showed large declines.

Indiana’s unemployment rate is lower than that of all neighboring states except Ohio's 8.5 percent. Kentucky’s is 9.4 percent, Illinois’ is 10 percent, and Michigan’s is 9.8 percent.

In the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 8.2 percent in November, down from 8.6 percent in November 2010.

Comparisons of metro areas are more accurately made using the same months in prior years because the government does not adjust the figures for factory furloughs and other seasonal fluctuations.



  • Where U at Obama
    The entire country is suffering in the same way as Indiana even though Obama has poured billions of dollars into propping up companies, "jobs bill", stimulus, etc. and yet we are still in the same boat. It's time for another change!
  • Where you at Mitch?
    This information is strange because Mitch has had his buddies to back all of his proposals. We have spent BILLIONS on new roads which are supposed to create jobs according to Mitch and he took money out of education and social services......we are also pouring BILLIONS inot a coal power plant to create jobs and we have handed out millions in tax incentives for big corporations...yet we still have high unemployment.........Go Mitch!

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