State adds 8,600 jobs; unemployment rate rises

Indiana added 8,600 private-sector jobs in January, but the state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 6 percent because of a “substantial” increase in the labor force, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced Tuesday.
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U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, helping lower the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. But nearly 100,000 stopped looking for work, lowering the percentage of Americans working or looking for work to the lowest level since February 1978.
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