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Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again To 5.7 Percent

Indiana's unemployment rate dropped for the ninth consecutive month.

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Unemployment rate in Indiana falls for ninth month in a row.

Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped in April for the ninth month in a row.

The unemployment rate now stands at  5.7 percent, which is a 0.2 percent drop from March.

As of April, Indiana’s unemployment rate has decreased 2.1 percent in the past year.

The private sector also added 4,400 jobs. According to the Department of Workforce Development, most of the jobs that have been created in the past year have come from the manufacturing sector.

Jobless claims have also dropped by nearly 10,000 in the past year, which puts them the lowest level since 2000.

Since July of 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana has added a total of 220,300 private sector jobs, one-third of which have come from the Manufacturing sector alone (+75,200).

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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