Bureau Of Labor: Indiana Unemployment On Downward Trend

The employment snapshot of 13 metro areas across Indiana shows unemployment rates dropping since last September.

The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says unemployment is on a downward trend in Indiana. This comes as the Indianapolis Office of Manpower Inc. says it is facing challenges meeting employer demands for skilled workers. The bureau released its snapshot of the jobless situation in 13 metro areas across the state.

They compare September 2010 to September 2011. Unemployment for Indianapolis-Carmel is down from 9.4 percent last year to 8.5 percent in September of this year.

Badly hit Elkhart-Goshen is seeing a decline although the jobless rate remains high there. Their rate dropped from 12.2 percent in September of 2010 to 11.1 percent this year.

The bureau says Indiana is reflecting the national downward trend. Meantime, Manpower Inc. says there are jobs to be had, but finding willing and qualified workers remains the challenge as employers expand their search for workers beyond manpower.

Other areas:

Anderson: 10.5% to 9.7%

Bloomington: stable at 7.3%

Columbus: 8.3% to 7.0%

Evansville: 8.1% to 7.3%

Fort Wayne: 9.4% to 8.1%

Kokum: 10.9% to 9.6%

Lafayette: 8.3% to 7.3%

Michigan City-Laborite: 10.8% to 9.6%

Muncie: 10.8% to 9.3%

South Bend: 10.4% to 9.5%

Terre Haute: 10.4% to 9.7%.

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