December 2010 Indiana Employment Report

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Press release from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development:

December 2010 Indiana Employment Report

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent to 9.5 percent in December 2010, a 0.2 percent decrease from one year ago. The last time Indiana’s unemployment rate was at 9.5 percent was February 2009. The number of unemployed Hoosiers is below 300,000 for the first time since January 2009. Private sector employment in Indiana declined in December (-9,100); however, the state added 36,400 private sector jobs in 2010.

“Indiana’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in almost two years,” said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “Over the course of 2010, we saw growth in manufacturing and professional and business services, partially offset by declines in construction.”

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Employment by Sector

Sectors showing significant employment gains in December include: Manufacturing (2,700), Private Education and Health Services (2,700), Financial Activities (900) and All Other (1,700). Sectors showing significant declines are Leisure and Hospitality (-6,800), Construction (-6,200) and Professional and Business Services (-3,500). Total non-farm employment decreased (-11,500) in December.

Midwest Employment Picture

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EDITOR’S NOTE: November 2010 private sector employment was revised (-700) from the preliminary estimate. The January Employment Report will be released on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Click here to view the 2011 Employment Report release dates.

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

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)


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