News release from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development:
January 2011 Indiana Employment Report
(March 10, 2011 – INDIANAPOLIS) – Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 9.1 percent in January 2011, equal to the national decrease. This is the lowest unemployment rate since January 2009. The state added 10,600 private sector jobs in January.
“Indiana’s private sector job growth has outpaced the nation’s 2 to 1 since the low point of employment in October 2009,” said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “2011 is off to a good start with strong employment gains. We’ve seen increases in almost all areas of employment.”
Employment by Sector
Sectors showing significant employment gains in January include: Construction (5,000), Trade, Transportation & Utilities (4,500), Manufacturing (3,100), Financial Activities (1,500) and All Other (1,400). Sectors showing significant declines are Professional and Business Services (-3,700) and Private Education and Health Services (-1,600). Total non-farm employment increased (13,900) in January.
Midwest Employment Picture
EDITOR’S NOTE: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revised state unemployment rates and jobs data for 2009 and 2010. The updated numbers are reflected in the charts above and can be found online at. The February Employment Report will be released on Friday, March 25, 2011.
Links to the data used to compile the monthly employment report are listed below:
Employment Report (LAUS)
Jobs Report (CES)