Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% in January, down from an adjusted 4.6% in December. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state had a net increase of 3,800 private-sector jobs, mostly in leisure and hospitality, as well as manufacturing.
The state’s total labor force, which includes Hoosiers who are either employed or seeking employment, stands at 3.35 million for January.
The unemployment rate sits one full point higher than in January 2020.
Indiana’s unemployment rate is the lowest among the bordering states. Wisconsin is the only state in the Midwest with lower unemployment at 3.8%.