For immediate release: Mar 10, 2011
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Contact: Valerie Kroeger
Phone: 317-234-4026

January 2011 Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 9.1 percent in January 2011, equal to the national decrease. This is the lowest unemployment rate since January 2009. The state added 10,600 private sector jobs in January.

"Indiana's private sector job growth has outpaced the nation's 2 to 1 since the low point of employment in October 2009," said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. "2011 is off to a good start with strong employment gains. We've seen increases in almost all areas of employment."

Graphs-January

Employment by Sector

Sectors showing significant employment gains in January include: Construction (5,000), Trade, Transportation & Utilities (4,500), Manufacturing (3,100), Financial Activities (1,500) and All Other (1,400). Sectors showing significant declines are Professional and Business Services (-3,700) and Private Education and Health Services (-1,600). Total non-farm employment increased (13,900) in January.

Midwest Employment Picture

 

January 2010

December 2010

January 2011

Monthly Change

Indiana

10.7%

9.5%

9.1%

-0.4%

U.S.

9.7%

9.4%

9.0%

-0.4%

Illinois

11.2%

9.2%

9.0%

-0.2%

Kentucky

11.0%

10.3%

10.4%

+0.1%

Michigan

13.7%

11.1%

10.7%

-0.4%

Ohio

10.6%

9.5%

9.4%

-0.1%

 

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revised state unemployment rates and jobs data for 2009 and 2010. The updated numbers are reflected in the charts above and can be found online at http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/. The February Employment Report will be released on Friday, March 25, 2011

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

Employment Report (LAUS)

Jobs Report (CES)

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