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January Unemployment Rate For Indiana Continues To Show Improvement

Justin Hicks
IPB News

Indiana’s unemployment rate continued to fall in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It dropped almost half a percent to reach 4.2 percent for the month.

However the federal agency and economists continue to note that uncertainty in employment caused by COVID-19 could mean the rate is actually a little higher.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports Leisure and Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors added workers in January, while there was a slight decrease in business and financial jobs. 

The national unemployment rate remains two percentage points higher than Indiana’s.

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