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TODAY IS Tuesday December 12th
May Indiana Employment Report
Friday Jun 16, 2017 3:25pm
Indianapolis, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for May and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force decreased by 2,062 over the previous month with an 8,946 increase in employment and an 11,008 decrease in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force stands at more than 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.5 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.

Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said that “Indiana continues to see its unemployment rate remain at levels not seen for nearly two decades".

Braun added that Indiana continues to see a decline in unemployment insurance claims, which he believes is directly related to a constricting labor market. Meeting employer demand of the more than one million jobs that are projected to be filled over the next 10 years presents both an opportunity and a challenge in developing the state's workforce, he noted.

(12-12-2017) • Business After Hours Planned for Thursday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Community Foundation, 1701 N. Wayne Street • Angola, IN
(12-12-2017) • Cause Of Monday House Fire Unknown
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(12-12-2017) • Portions of Whitley County Were in the Dark
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Whitley County, IN
(12-12-2017) • Two Vehicle Crash Send Both Drivers to the Hospital
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Shipshewana, IN
(12-12-2017) • Gas Prices Moving Lower
(12-12-2017) • Trine Promotes Two in Campus Operations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-12-2017) • Winter Storm Warring Now Issued For Area
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-11-2017) • Man Accused of Abducting & Killing Northwest Ohio Woman in Court
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wauseon, OH
(12-11-2017) • Aaron Loffer arraigned in Branch County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-11-2017) • Bipartisan rankings Senate
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Washington, DC
(12-11-2017) • Michigan Woman Arrested in Indiana Meth Bust
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(12-11-2017) • Angola High School Makes the Honor Roll
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: MSD of Steuben County • Angola, IN
(12-11-2017) • Winter Storm Watch Issued
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-08-2017) • SCCF Announces 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Community Foundation • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Late Friday Morning Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 2520 West 100 North • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Defiance College Showcases Handel's Messiah
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(12-08-2017) • Steuben County's Liechty Elected to IACC District Office
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Commissioners Office • Angola, IN
(12-08-2017) • Thursday Night Power Outage
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-07-2017) • Rathburn Named as Steuben County Community Foundation Lilly Scholar
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Prairie Heights Community Schools • LaGrange, IN
(12-07-2017) • Snow Showers A Reminder To Get Ready For Winter
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: NE Indiana - SE Michigan - NW Ohio
(12-07-2017) • New High School Graduation Requirements for Hoosier Students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(12-07-2017) • Trine Developing Physical Therapy Assistant Program
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University
(12-07-2017) • Defiance Hospital Has New Leadership
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance Regional Hospital • Defiance, OH
(12-07-2017) • Steuben County Plan Commission Reviews Petitions
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-07-2017) • Cameron Working with Claimaid to Provide Eligibilty Services
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Cameron Hospital, 416 E. Maumee Street • Angola, IN
(12-06-2017) • More Jobs Coming to a Northwest Ohio Manufacturer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Montpelier, OH
(12-06-2017) • Area Fire Department Rated Among Top 2%
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan, OH
(12-06-2017) • Trine Class of 2017 sees 99% Employed; More Working in Region
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(12-06-2017) • Michigan Attorney General Investigating Branch Co. Prosecutor
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(12-06-2017) • Quincy Police Chief Resigns
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(12-06-2017) • Stroh Man Jailed on Warrant in Noble County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(12-05-2017) • Fremont Inducting First Round to Hall of Fame this Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont Community Schools • Fremont, IN
(12-05-2017) • Four Vehicle Crash in Whitley County Injures Two
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Whitley County, IN
(12-05-2017) • LaGrange County Commissioners Hold Brief Meeting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN






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