Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent last month, but the state's private sector lost 4,800 jobs.
The state's unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in October, down from 8.1 percent in August.
The private sector added 5,900 jobs in Indiana, but the state's unemployment rate held at 8.4 percent, which is a full percent higher than the national rate.
The private sector added 9,000 jobs in May, the largest single-month increase in more than a year.
Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 8.7 percent in March, after rising for several months, but also shed 11,000 private sector jobs.
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The Hoosier private sector lost nearly 10,000 jobs in November while the unemployment rate held steady at eight percent.
A recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows Indiana's unemployment rate for 20-to-24 year olds is in line with the national average.
Indiana's May unemployment rate held at 7.9 percent, below the national average.
Indiana's unemployment rate fell in February but economist say that could be a temporary drop.