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Indiana's Unemployment Rate Remains Steady At 4.5 Percent
Updated October 22, 2016 11:53 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 4.5 percent in September from August.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development notes Friday that's below the national average of 5 percent. The state's businesses added 10,100 new jobs in September, bringing Indiana's total private sector employment to more than 2.65 million.

"We have worked diligently in Indiana to maintain a business climate that encourages job creation and economic growth," says Governor Mike Pence. "This means keeping taxes low, holding regulations to a minimum and supporting policies designed to sustain rather than drain businesses and entrepreneurs. We are grateful to every company that chooses to start or expand operations here, and we are thankful for a Hoosier workforce that is second to none. The numbers from the September employment report demonstrate once again that we have the right strategies in Indiana for a state that works."

The department says Indiana businesses have added 161,800 new jobs since January 2013. September marks the 15th consecutive month that private sector employment has remained above Indiana's previous employment record from March 2000.

Indiana's labor force, which includes workers and those seeking employment, has increased by 104,214 over the last year.

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