For immediate release: Apr 19, 2011
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Contact: Valerie Kroeger
Phone: 317-234-4026

March 2011 Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent, to 8.5 percent in March. Indiana's rate is below the national average of 8.8 percent and below that of all neighboring states for the second month in a row. In addition, the state added 9,700 jobs in March.

"We haven't seen the unemployment rate drop by 1 percent in a quarter since 1993," said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. "We also saw solid job growth in March, particularly in the manufacturing sector."

Graphs-March 

Employment by Sector

Sectors showing significant employment gains in March include: Manufacturing (5,200), Leisure and Hospitality (3,000), Private Education and Health Services (1,900) and Financial Activities (1,800). The Professional and Business Services (-2,200) sector showed a significant decline. Total non-farm employment increased (10,000) in March.

Midwest Employment Picture

 

March 2010

Feb
2011

March
2011

Monthly
Change

Indiana

10.6%

8.8%

8.5%

-0.3%

U.S.

9.7%

8.9%

8.8%

-0.1%

Illinois

11.0%

8.9%

8.8%

-0.1%

Kentucky

10.8%

10.4%

10.2%

-0.2%

Michigan

13.3%

10.4%

10.3%

-0.1%

Ohio

10.5%

9.2%

8.9%

-0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: February 2011 private sector employment was revised upward (1,200) from the preliminary estimate. The April Employment Report will be released on Friday, May 20, 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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