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Indiana's Unemployment Rate Declines To 3.6 Percent In April
Updated May 22, 2017 4:06 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The state says Indiana's unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in April and is below the national rate of 4.4 percent last month.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday the state's April jobless rate compared with one of 3.9 percent in March.

Indiana's labor force increased by 4,805 over the previous month, with a 16,408 increase in employment and an 11,603 decrease in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force is more than 3.32 million and the state has a 64.6 percent labor force participation rate.

Solid hiring nationwide led unemployment rates to touch record lows in three U.S. states last month.

The Labor Department says unemployment rates declined in 10 states in April, increased in one - Massachusetts - and held relatively stable in the other 39. A significant number of the job gains occurred in nine states, led by Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Indiana was the only state to see a significant decrease in jobs last month.

Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.3 percent, was the nation's lowest.

Those states' jobless rates fell because more residents found work. In some cases, the rate falls when those out of work stop looking and are no longer counted as unemployed.



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