For immediate release: May 20, 2011
Posted by: [DWD]
Contact: Valerie Kroeger
Phone: 317-234-4026

April 2011 Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS- Indiana's preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent, to 8.2 percent in April. Indiana's rate is below the national average of 9 percent and below that of all neighboring states for the third month in a row. Private sector employment decreased by 2,700 in April.

"Indiana is 0.8 percent below the national rate for the first time since June 2003," said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. "The state's rate has steadily decreased over the past year." 


Graphs-April

Employment by Sector
Sectors showing significant employment gains in April include: Private Education and Health Services (1,700) and Leisure and Hospitality (1,000). The Professional and Business Services (-2,900) and Manufacturing (-1,700) sectors showed significant decline. Total non-farm employment decreased (-2,500) in April.

MidwestEmployment Picture

 

April 2010

March 2011

April 2011

Monthly Change

Indiana

10.5%

8.5%

8.2%

-0.3%

U.S.

9.8%

8.8%

9.0%

+0.2%

Illinois

10.8%

8.8%

8.7%

-0.1%

Kentucky

10.6%

10.2%

10.0%

-0.2%

Michigan

13.1%

10.3%

10.2%

-0.1%

Ohio

10.4%

8.9%

8.6%

-0.3%

 

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE:  March 2011 private sector employment was revised upward (900) from the preliminary estimate. The May Employment Report will be released on Friday, June 17, 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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