Indiana’s unemployment rate increased slightly in February. It's only the second time in more than three years the rate has grown month-to-month.
Indiana’s private sector added nearly 7,000 jobs last month.
Yet, the unemployment rate climbed a tenth of a percent to 4.7 percent, its highest level since June.
That’s because 20,000 Hoosiers entered the labor force last month. The labor force is a measure of not just people with jobs, but also people actively looking for jobs.