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TODAY IS Tuesday April 25th
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.

(04-25-2017) • Northeast Indiana Counties Unemployment
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(04-25-2017) • Restaurant Owner Arrested On Drug Charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(04-25-2017) • Williams County 911 Functional Again After Monday Night Outage
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Williams County Communications • Bryan, OH
(04-25-2017) • Two Injured in Motorcycle Pickup Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fairfield Township, US 6 and County Road 19 • Butler, IN
(04-25-2017) • Three Vehicle Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 100 block of State Road 8 • Garrett, IN
(04-25-2017) • Proper Restraints Kept Children Safe in Rollover Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: North Wayne Street and Harcourt Road • Angola, IN
(04-25-2017) • Young Men Credited in Helping with Jimmerson Lake Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 15 Lane, 101 A Jimmerson Lake • Angola, IN
(04-24-2017) • The Chainsmokers Make Surprise Stop in Angola
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: The Venue • Angola, IN
(04-24-2017) • Fatal Accident Claims the Life of Howe Man
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(04-24-2017) • Underage Drinking Party Busted
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 5920 West County Road 275 North • Shipshewana, IN
(04-24-2017) • Jimmerson Lake Fire Sunday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 15 Lane, 101 A Jimmerson Lake • Angola, IN
(04-24-2017) • Cheerleading Coach Faces Multiple Charges for Sexual Misconduct
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Williams County Court of Common Pleas • Bryan, OH
(04-24-2017) • Williams County Fair Board Considering Shortening Length of Fair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Williams County Fair, 619 East Main Street • Montpelier, OH
(04-24-2017) • Pickup Truck Rolls Over 6-year-old Boy's Leg
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 1151 South High Street • Albion, IN
(04-24-2017) • LaGrange Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(04-24-2017) • Man Injured When His ATV Hits GuardRail
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Rome City, IN
(04-24-2017) • Hospital Shooting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Michigan City, IN
(04-24-2017) • Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Sunday Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: County Road 19 • Auburn, IN
(04-23-2017) • Steuben County Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Arrest & More
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: County Road 50 West • Fremont, IN
(04-21-2017) • March Indiana Employment Report
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(04-21-2017) • Ohio and U.S. Employment Situation (Seasonally Adjusted)
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Columbus, OH
(04-21-2017) • Attorney General Curtis Hill Warns Hoosiers of ‘Grandparent Scams’
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(04-21-2017) • Menards Gets Enterprise Zone Tax Abatement for Expansion
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Holiday City, OH
(04-21-2017) • Prairie Heights Welcoming Kindergarten Students for 2017-2018
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights Elementary School • LaGrange, IN
(04-21-2017) • Town of Orland Flushing Hyrdrants
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Town of Orland • Orland, IN
(04-21-2017) • Republicans Reveal Details of Indiana Road Funding Plan
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(04-21-2017) • Mock Crash Today at Lakeland High School
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lakeland High School • LaGrange, IN
(04-21-2017) • Teacher Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Branch County District Court • Coldwater, MI
(04-20-2017) • Most of Indiana at Risk for Severe Weather Today
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(04-20-2017) • Banks Applauds Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program Becoming Law
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Washington, DC
(04-20-2017) • Board Chooses Belote to lead St. Joe County ISD
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: St. Joseph County ISD • Centreville, MI
(04-20-2017) • Hoosier Boys State
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(04-20-2017) • Long-Time Steuben County Physician to Retire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cameron Hospital - 416 E. Maumee Street • Angola, IN
(04-20-2017) • Death Penalty Sought for Man Charged in Killing & Abduction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Delta, OH
(04-20-2017) • Severe Thunderstorms Possible
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(04-19-2017) • Man Transported to a Fort Wayne Hospital After Motorcylce Crash
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Metz Road, County Roud 935 East • Angola, IN
(04-19-2017) • Bixler Lake Boat Ramp
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bixler Lake • Kendallville, IN
(04-19-2017) • Tuttle Takes Over at LaGrange County Community Foundation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange County Community Foundation • LaGrange, IN
(04-19-2017) • Indiana Governor Appoints Noble County Judge
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Noble County Superior Court • Albion, IN







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