Indiana employment

Indiana’s unemployment rate improved last month for the first time in a year and a half.

The Indiana unemployment rate improved by 0.1 percentage points to 3.5 percent in June. That’s the first time it’s gone down since December 2017.

Employment levels in the state’s private sector also rebounded in June – 6,800 jobs were added, led by a surge in the private educational and health services sector.

U.S. Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence warned graduates at Taylor University’s commencement Saturday morning they should be “prepared to stand up” in the face of “opposition” to their religious beliefs.

Indiana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in April, holding steady at 3.6 percent. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, holding steady at 3.6 percent.

President Donald Trump boosted tariffs Friday on Chinese imports from 10 to 25 percent. As trade talks continue, U.S. businesses warn the increase will hurt them and consumers.

Indiana saw huge job growth in the hybrid and electric vehicle industry last year. The number of people working in that sector jumped 18 percent from 2017. But employment across the state’s entire clean energy industry is expected to slow down this year. 

Indiana Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged In October

Nov 16, 2018
Indiana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent in October for the third month in a row. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Some key Indiana employment metrics continue to show positive signs for the Hoosier economy. That’s even as the state’s unemployment rate once again failed to improve last month.