New report: Hoosier economy growing stronger


Posted on: August 21st, 2016 by [email protected] No Comments

Indiana’s economy continues to grow stronger, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Indiana businesses have added 149,700 new jobs since January 2013, and the state’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2% in July to 4.6% – below the national rate of 4.9%. Indiana’s labor force, which includes both Hoosiers that are getting jobs and those that are ready to start looking for jobs, increased by more than 3,700 Hoosiers in July and 75,029 Hoosiers so far in 2016. Indiana’s labor force participation rate remains at 65.4%, which is above the national rate of 62.8%. For the 13th consecutive month, private sector employment remains above the previous employment record from March 2000. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.



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