New Jobs Added Last Month
Indiana businesses added 5,600 new jobs in August, bringing Indiana’s total private sector employment to 2.65 million, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate also dropped this month, falling 0.1 percent in August to 4.5 percent – below the national average of 4.9 percent. With this drop, Indiana’s unemployment rate has plunged 3.9 percent since January 2013, outpacing the nation’s decline of 3.1 percent.
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