October unemployment rate

The Hoosier unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent in October to 3.9 percent, its highest level since March.

And while the increase wasn’t as large as it’s been the last couple of months, it’s the first time in six years the number has gone up four months in a row. And the increase over that span – nearly 1 percent – is the largest four-month spike since 2009, at the height of the recession.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate declined for the eighth consecutive month in October, hitting a 14-year low in the Hoosier State. 

The Indiana unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent last month, the lowest level since August of 2001. 

The state’s private sector added jobs for the seventh time out of nine months in 2015 – though October’s additions were modest, merely 100 jobs. 

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Indiana’s private sector added more than 5,000 jobs last month while the state’s unemployment rate remained at its lowest levels in six years.

The Hoosier private sector grew by 5,500 jobs in October, boosted by strong gains in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and continued growth in manufacturing jobs.

In the past year, the state added more than 24,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector, one of the best growth rates in the country. The unemployment rate last month remained unchanged from September, holding steady at 5.7 percent.

Unemployment rate improves for state in October

Nov 20, 2012

The private sector added 7,700 new jobs in Indiana last month. That growth is the largest monthly jobs gain since May. It also drops the state’s unemployment rate to 8%, down 0.2% from September.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports private sector employment is roughly 96% of what it was in 2007 before the recession.

Locally, unemployment increased 0.1% in Lafayette and West Lafayette to 7.1% and 4.7%, respectively.

IN unemployment up slightly for October

Nov 22, 2011

Indiana's unemployment continues to rise, up .1 to 9% for October. The rate rose in September .2% from August.

Indiana and Ohio have the same jobless rate for last month. Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan are at 9.6% or greater.

Lafayette's unemployment rate rose from 8 to 8.2%, while West Lafayette dropped to 5.9%.

The unemployment rates in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties increased from September to October. This after all showed signs of improvement the month before.