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).