September 2010 Indiana Employment Report

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Press release from Indiana Workforce Development:

September 2010 Indiana Employment Report

(INDIANAPOLIS, October 22, 2010) – Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 10.1 percent in September 2010, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The U.S. unemployment rate for the month was unchanged at 9.6 percent. Total private sector employment declined in September (-7,500). The state has added 43,100 private sector jobs in 2010, an increase of 1.9 percent. In contrast, U.S. private sector job growth for the year stands at 0.8 percent.

“Any drop in the unemployment rate is welcome news,” said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “On a year-to-date basis, Indiana continues to be a leader in private sector job growth.”

Unemployment graphs.

Employment by Sector

Trade, Transportation and Utilities (800) and Construction (400) were two sectors showing employment gains in September. Sectors showing significant declines include: Professional and Business Services (-2,500), Manufacturing (-2,100), Other Services (-1,900) and Private Education and Health Services (-1,800). Government employment decreased (-2,100) resulting in Total Non-Farm Employment dropping for the month (-9,600).

Midwest Employment Picture

Indiana and its neighbors, except Michigan, report statistically even unemployment rates.

Unemployment graphs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The US Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the preliminary August 2010 Employment Report. Total private Sector employment was revised (-4,100). Government employment was revised (8,200) resulting in Total Non-Farm Employment for August being revised (4,100).

The October Employment Report will be released on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

Links to the data used to compile the monthly employment report are listed below:

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)


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