Press release from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development:
November 2009 Indiana Employment Report
(INDIANAPOLIS – December 18, 2009) – Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for November held relatively steady, dropping 0.2 percent to 9.6 percent, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported today. The national unemployment rate also dropped in November 0.2 percent to 10.0 percent.
“Indiana’s unemployment rate appears to have reached a plateau these last four months in the mid to upper nine percent range,” said Teresa Voors, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “It is encouraging to see a slowing of job losses as evidenced by 40 percent fewer initial claims for unemployment when compared to November of last year.”
Seasonally-adjusted total non-farm employment in Indiana declined by 6,400 in November. Most employment sectors reported declines including: Private Education and Health (-4,600), Financial Services (-2,500) and Other Services (-2,400). The state’s manufacturing sector added 5,200 positions, mostly attributed to recalls of temporarily laid-off autoworkers. No other sectors reported significant employment gains in the month.
Indiana again reports the lowest unemployment rate of its neighboring states. Illinois decreased 0.1 percent to 10.9 percent. Ohio’s unemployment rate grew 0.1 percent to 10.6 percent. Kentucky decreased 0.7 percent to 10.6 percent. Michigan decreased 0.4 percent to 14.7 percent.
Indiana’s unemployment rate stood at 7.0 percent in November 2008.
EDITORS NOTE: the December 2009 Employment Report will be released on January 22, 2010.
Click here for the release schedule for the 2010 Monthly Employment Reports.
Links to the data used to compile the monthly employment report are listed below:
Employment Report (LAUS)
- 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)