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Indiana unemployment rate increases despite job growth

Fox59

10:00 AM CDT, September 21, 2012

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Indiana's unemployment rate for August increased despite job growth in the state, according to the latest job report released Friday.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Indiana employers continue to expand their workforces, bringing 7,200 private sector jobs. 

The state’s job growth for the month of August tripled the national average.

Although the state’s unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percent to 8.3 percent in August, officials said Indiana is still outperforming the U.S. average for private sector job and manufacturing growth in 2012.

 

 

August 2011

July 2012

August  2012

Monthly Change

Indiana

9.3%

8.2%

8.3%

0.1%

U.S.

9.1%

8.3%

8.1%

-0.2%

Illinois

10.2%

8.9%

9.1%

0.2%

Kentucky

9.6%

8.3%

8.5%

0.2%

Michigan

10.4%

9.0%

9.4%

0.4%

Ohio

8.8%

7.2%

7.2%

0.0%