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

July 2011 Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS -Like other neighboring states, Indiana saw an uptick in its unemployment rate in July. The preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate went from 8.3 to 8.5 percent in July. The U.S. rate declined to 9.1 percent this month. Indiana continues to be significantly below the national average and that of all neighboring states for the sixth month in a row. Private sector employment decreased by 8,200 in July.

"In comparison to our neighbors, Indiana is the only state below 9 percent," said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. "In terms of jobs, the bright spot for the month was an increase in manufacturing, but we saw a tightening across other sectors."

Graphs-June

Employment by Sector

The Manufacturing (2,900) sector showed significant employment gains in July. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities (-2,800), Construction (-2,500) and Private Education and Healthcare (-2,200) sectors showed significant decline. Total non-farm employment decreased (-10,100) in July.

Midwest Employment Picture

 

July 2010

June
2011

July
2011

Monthly
Change

Indiana

10.1%

8.3%

8.5%

+0.2%

U.S.

9.5%

9.2%

9.1%

-0.1%

Illinois

10.1%

9.1%

9.5%

+0.4%

Kentucky

10.2%

9.6%

9.5%

-0.1%

Michigan

12.4%

10.5%

10.9%

+0.4%

Ohio

10.0%

8.8%

9.0%

+0.2%

 

 

 

 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE: June 2011 private sector employment was revised upward (1,700) from the preliminary estimate. The August Employment Report will be released on Friday, September 16, 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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