Indiana Unemployment Stays Below State Average

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 4.1% for December, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.  The rate is four-tenths a of percent below the national rate of 3-1/2%.

The state’s labor force participation rate is steady at 63.2% in December.  That is just under a percent higher than the national average.  Private sector jobs were up about 4,600 from last month; that means the state ended the year with over 54,000 new jobs created.  The largest increase was in the area of trade, transportation, and health services.