State officials say the increase in the unemployment rate was sparked by an increase in the number of people reentering the job hunt.
As the state creates more jobs, more people are entering the labor force, keeping the unemployment rate just below 6 percent.
A total of 173 companies have promised so far this year to create 17,000 jobs in Indiana.
Indiana’s private sector set a one-month job creation record in November, adding more than 25,000 jobs.
Farbest Foods is investing nearly $70 million in the new processing plant. The state is offering the company $3.8 million in conditional tax credits.
An IEDC report estimates more than 13,000 jobs will be created, but IEDC officials say economic concerns could lower the number of jobs actually created.
Bloomington's MSA ranks 339th out of 421 metropolitan areas in the nation in job growth over the past 12 months.
The 6th district had more than a dozen candidates between the two parties.
Terre Haute’s mayor says he needs more facts before deciding whether to support Right to Work legislation favored by fellow Republicans at the Statehouse.
An auto communities consortium held at Ivy Tech hopes to help those communities recover.