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TODAY IS Tuesday May 23rd
March Indiana Employment Report
Friday Apr 21, 2017 6:06pm
Indianapolis, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.9 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 4.5 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s Labor Force increased by 6,093 over the previous month with a 12,322 increase in employment and a 6,229 decrease in unemployment. Indiana’s total labor force stands at more than 3.32 million, and the state’s 64.5 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.0 percent.

Indiana's unemployment rate continues to drop, and the 3.9 percent rate for March is the lowest it's been since 2001.

Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says that "while this is a positive economic indicator, there are thousands of good-paying jobs currently available in Indiana that require in-demand skills".

Commissioner Braun also noted private sector employment has grown by more than 39,300 over the year. He added that weekly unemployment insurance claims remain at the lowest point in three decades.

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