Indiana’s manufacturing sector had its biggest one-month job increase in nearly nine years in June.
Indiana’s private sector added 5,3000 jobs last month, the third consecutive month of job growth. The bulk of the increase came from the manufacturing sector, which added 4,300 jobs, the biggest single-month increase since August 2004.
But the state’s unemployment rate went up for the first time in three months, now at 8.4 percent.
Still, in a statement Department of Workforce Development Commission Scott Sanders says the total number of employed Hoosiers is at its highest level in four years and initial claims for unemployment are at their lowest point in more than a decade.