October 2010 Indiana Employment Report

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Press release from the Department of Workforce Development:

October 2010 Indiana Employment Report

(INDIANAPOLIS, November 23, 2010) – Indiana added 7,600 private sector jobs in October. Total private sector employment has grown by 49,700 (2.1 percent) in 2010. U.S. private sector job growth stands at 1.0 percent. Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent to 9.9 percent in October 2010. The U.S. unemployment rate remained flat at 9.6 percent.

“Since the beginning of the year, we have seen strong growth in several key industries including professional and business services and manufacturing.” said Mark. W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “Overall, private sector employment has increased twice as fast in Indiana as the nation.”

Employment by Sector

Sectors showing significant employment gains in October include: Professional and Business Services (4,500), Construction (1,900), Private Education and Health Services (1,700) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (600). Sectors showing significant declines are Leisure and Hospitality (-1,000) and Government (-800). Total non-farm employment increased (6,800) in October.

Midwest Employment Picture

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

October 2010 Unemployment

EDITOR’S NOTE: September 2010 private sector employment was revised (-1,000) from the preliminary estimate.

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

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)


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