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Indiana Unemployment rate hits 10.1%; Michigan 13.2% and nearby states above 10%

Indiana's Department of Workforce Development released unemployment figures showing that Indiana' has topped 10% unemployment.  The report noted that Michigan is at 13.2%, Illinios at 10.4% and Ohio at 10.5%.  See Video at end of story regarding unemployment claims.

Indiana Unemployment Rate 10.1%;
photo by Ellen Corcella

Friday's report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Metropolitan Area Employment shows that Indiana's major urban areas are experiencing higher unemployment while unemployment in small communities remaining relatively unchanged.  Indiana's major metropolitan communities unemployment rates for June 2010 as compared to May 2010 are as follows:

City                                        May               June

Indianapolis/Carmel         8.9%             9.3%

Bloomington                       7.5%             8.8%

Kokomo                               12%              12.4%

Lafayette                               9.1%            10.6%

According to Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Indiana Depart,ment of Workforce Development: "Indiana's economy added thousands of jobs in retail, manufacturing and finance, but those gains did not overcome a drop in hiring by temporary staffing. We hope this begins a trend of temporary jobs turning to permanent positions in mainstay Hoosier industries such as transportation and manufacturing."

Indiana businesses added 3,600 permanent jobs, but the loss of temporary staffing jobs in Professional and Business Services (-4,700) resulted in total private sector employment dropping 1,100.

Sectors reporting significant over-the-month employment changes include: Trade, Transportation, & Utilities (4,400), Manufacturing (2,100), Financial Activities (800), Leisure and Hospitality (-2,700) and Construction (-400).

The U.S. Census accounts for the change in Government employment (-3,600) and led to a decline of 4,700 in total non-farm employment.

Indiana's private sector has added 46,600 jobs this year. Indiana's rate of private sector job growth for the year remains two percent, over three times the national rate of 0.6%.

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  • Debbi 5 years ago

    Very informative.

  • stan 5 years ago

    Temporary staffing jobs? Maybe this doesnt sound good ,but i would never attempt a job through one of these agencies, They are basically scam joints.someone will hire you for awhile and then you are gone in no time.i am afraid the US will become a "temp" nation soon if not benefits,healthcare no nothing!

  • Denver Unemployment Examiner 5 years ago

    Great article, Ellen.
    Doesn't sound like the news out there is any better than it is here in Colorado.

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