For immediate release: Aug 20, 2010
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Contact: Marc Lotter
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July 2010 Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (August 20, 2010) - Indiana's total private sector employment increased by 13,000 jobs in July with five of the eight major employment sectors showing significant gains. Indiana's private sector has grown by 55,500 jobs (2.4 percent) in 2010, four times faster than the national rate. U.S. private sector job growth this year stands at 630,000 (0.6 percent). Despite the job gains, the state's preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly (0.1 percent) to 10.2 percent.

"With two percent of the population Hoosiers have captured nine percent of all new jobs in the nation," said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. "We're pleased with the continued improvement in manufacturing and signs of life in construction. Our unemployment rate stubbornly remains around ten percent because Indiana's positive job growth has encouraged thousands of Hoosiers to return to the labor force and resume their job hunt this year."

Indiana sectors reporting significant over-the-month employment increases include: Private Education and Health Services (4,600), Manufacturing (4,300), Construction (2,800), Financial Activities (1,600) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (1,100).  Declining sectors include Professional and Business Services (-800) and Leisure and Hospitality (-500). Government employment declined 4,300 mostly due to the end of Census work.  This resulted in total non-farm employment increasing 8,700 for July.

The chart below shows the unemployment rates for the U.S., Indiana and surrounding states.

 

July 2009

June 2010

July 2010

Monthly Change

Yearly Change

Indiana

10.4%

10.1%

10.2%

0.1%

-0.2%

U.S.

9.4%

9.5%

9.5%

n/c

0.1%

Illinois

10.5%

10.4%

10.3%

-0.1%

-0.2%

Kentucky

10.8%

10.0%

9.9%

-0.1%

-0.9%

Ohio

10.6%

10.5%

10.3%

-0.2%

-0.3%

Michigan

14.2%

13.2%

13.1%

-0.1%

-1.1%

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORS NOTE: the August Employment Report will be released on Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

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

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)

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