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The state is slated to release the monthly employment report for October Friday morning. The unemployment rate in September fell to 5.7 percent, which included the addition of 6,000 manufacturing jobs, one of the largest one-month increases in the country. Among neighboring states, the unemployment rate for October in Illinois is 6.6 percent.
It's 5.7 percent in Ohio and 7.1 percent in Michigan. The most recent figures available for Kentucky are from September. The unemployment rate there is 6.7 percent.
The national unemployment rate currently stands at 5.8 percent.
Sources: Indiana Department of Workforce Development, State of Illinois, State of Michigan, State of Ohio, Commonwealth of Kentucky, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.