State, Local Jobless Numbers Trending Down

State, Local Jobless Numbers Trending Down

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – State unemployment numbers dropped by one-tenth of a percentage point in September to 5.7 percent.September marks the ninth consecutive month Indiana’s rate has been below the national average. The addition of more than 50,000 individuals to the labor force in the past year ranks as one of the largest increased in the U.S.The state grew nearly 6,000 manufacturing jobs last month, which constituted one of the largest one-month increases in a decade and ranked as one of the largest in the nation.Despite sizeable gains in the Manufacturing sector in September, losses concentrated mainly in the Leisure and Hospitality, and the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sectors.Local jobless numbers are highlighted by Decatur County which continues to trend down to a September mark of 4.6 percent.The rate in Ripley, Franklin and Dearborn counties all decreased to 5.5 percent.Fayette County also had declining numbers to 6.7 percent, compared to 7.4 percent in August.last_img

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