Indiana's January jobless rate edges down to 3.3 percent

Mae Love
March 12, 2018

The state's unemployment rate in December was 3.2 percent and in January it dropped to 3.1 percent, near the record low of 3 percent set in 1999.

The state reported that the number of people working in SC in January was again above 2.2 million.

Data released last week showed that despite the steady decline in unemployment the state was 32nd for private sector job growth during the 12-month period ending in September.

Nationally, unemployment was unchanged at 4.1.

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Over the year, the Kansas economy added 9,100 nonfarm jobs, or 0.6 percent, the department said.

Unemployment rates in six states and the District of Columbia fell in January, with jobless rates stable in 44 states.

For the month, manufacturing and professional services sectors saw the biggest job gains, adding about 600 new workers each, while the education and health services industry added about 500 jobs. Gains were partially offset by losses in the Other (-1,500), which includes Mining and Logging, IT and Other Services, and the Professional and Business Services (-700) sectors. Lincoln's preliminary rate rose three-tenths of a point to hit 2.7 percent, compared with 2.4 percent in December. This was a result of 4,105 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 3,189 decrease in residents employed. That was up four-tenths of a point from December.

Kansas will report state February employment numbers March 23.

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