Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 4% in September, down from 4.1% the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state lost 300 private sector jobs, primarily in the construction and private educational and health services sectors.
The state’s unemployment rate remains lower than the national rate, which fell four-tenths of a percent to 4.8% last month.
Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Indiana’s labor force saw a net decrease of nearly 1,500 over the previous month. The state’s total labor force, which includes Hoosiers who are either employed or seeking employment, stands at more than 3.3 million for September.
Indiana continues to have the lowest unemployment among the surrounding states. Only Minnesota and Wisconsin have lower unemployment in the Midwest at 3.7% and 3.9%, respectively.