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[DWD] May 2014 Employment Report
Start Date: 6/20/2014
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For Immediate Release | June 20, 2014
Contact: Joe Frank
Phone: 317-234-7671
Email: jfrank@dwd.in.gov

 
 
 

May 2014 Indiana Employment Report

   

INDIANAPOLIS (June 20, 2014) – Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 5.7 percent, mainly due to approximately 2,000 unemployed Hoosiers returning to the labor force to look for work. Indiana’s rate of unemployment remains more than one-half of a percentage point below the national rate. Indiana’s labor force gains also continue to outpace the national rate, as the Hoosier labor force has grown by more than 46,000 over the past year, while U.S. increases have been minimal.

 

Indiana added 4,800 private sector jobs in May, led by the Private Educational & Health Services (+2,100) and Professional & Business Services Sectors (+1,000). Since July of 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana has added nearly 223,000 private sector jobs.

 

“The Hoosier labor force has grown significantly for the past eight months in a row,” said Scott B. Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “This is not the case with some of our neighboring states who have experienced unemployment rate declines due to decreases in their labor force. It is clear that Hoosiers are going back to work and that good jobs are available.”

 

Sanders also noted claims for state unemployment insurance in May were more than 10,000 below May 2013 levels. Initial claims and continued claims remain at levels not seen since 2000.

 
     
  Graphs-May    
     
  Employment by Sector

Sectors showing gains in May include: Private Educational & Health Services (2,100), Professional & Business Services (1,000), Leisure and Hospitality (800), Construction (800), and Manufacturing (300). The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,100) and Financial Activities (-700) sectors declined in May. Total non-farm employment increased in May (5,000).

Midwest Unemployment Rates

 
     
 
  May 2013 April 2014 May 2014 Monthly Change
Indiana
7.7%
5.7%
5.7%
 0.0%
U.S.
7.5%
6.3%
6.3%
 0.0%
Illinois
9.2%
7.9%
7.5%
-0.4%
Kentucky
8.3%
7.7%
7.7%
 0.0%
Michigan
8.9%
7.4%
7.5%
 0.1%
Ohio
7.4%
5.7%
5.5%
-0.2%
 
     
  EDITOR'S NOTE:  Total private sector jobs were revised downward (-2,200) for April by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The June 2014 Employment Report will be released on Friday, July 18, 2014.  
 

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

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)

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Phone: Frank
Email: jfrank@dwd.in.gov
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