Indiana Unemployment Flat for October
INDIANAPOLIS - INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's unemployment remained at 3.2% for October. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says unemployment also remained below the national rate, which is 3.6%.
According to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Indiana's labor force participation rate is at 64.4%, compared to the national rate of 63.3%.
Private sector jobs have decreased by 2,000 over the previous month, according to the report. The DWD says the decrease comes from losses in the manufacturing and trade, transportation and utilities sectors. However, those losses were offset by increases in the leisure and hospitality and the professional and business services sectors.
Of the surrounding states, Indiana and Illinois are the only states with an unemployment rate below 4 percent.
You can connect to more about Indiana's unemployment rate from the Department of Workforce Development by clicking here.