INDIANAPOLIS (July 18, 2008) - Indiana's unemployment rate remains lower than neighboring states, according to the latest monthly employment report released today by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
In June, Indiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent. The unemployment rate in Michigan is 8.5 percent. Michigan was followed by Illinois and Ohio at 6.8 percent and Kentucky at 6.3 percent. The national unemployment rate is 5.5 percent.
"Indiana's economy is being adversely affected by declining demand in the domestic auto and RV industries. In addition, heavy June rains and flooding undoubtedly slowed activity in the construction sector," said Teresa Voors, DWD commissioner. "On the positive side, employment in the tourism and travel sectors has seen strong growth."
Links to the data used to compile the monthly employment report are listed below:
Employment Report (LAUS)
Jobs Report (CES)
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