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.
The Dow hit a record high Tuesday, even though experts say investors have given up on the possibility that Congress and President Obama can compromise.
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.
However, with the improved unemployment rate, Indiana is no longer eligible for the last 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits.
Indiana economists say the state's unemployment rate is flat lining.
The national unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent last month, though Indiana’s rate remains lower.