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Indiana Unemployment Rate Increases in June

Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10:45 AM

By Indiana Department of Workforce Development, news release

The state's jobless rate remains lower than the national average of 3.6 percent.

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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana’s unemployment rate in June stands at 3.2 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. By comparison, the national unemployment rate for June stands at 3.6 percent.

In addition, Indiana’s labor force participation rate held at 63.6 percent for June, remaining above the national rate of 62.6 percent. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3,428,806 - an increase of 2,096 from the previous month.

Private sector employment in Indiana decreased by 3,100 jobs over the last month, but still resulted in a gain of 58,900 jobs from this time last year. Indiana's June private employment stands at 2,832,100.

Industries that experienced job increases in June included construction, which increased by 3,800 jobs over the month, and private educational and health services, which increased by 900 jobs during the month.

As of July 17, 2023, there were 115,930 open job postings throughout the state. In June, 15,287 unemployment insurance claims were filed in Indiana.

Individuals looking for work, training or career information are encouraged to visit in.gov/dwd/job-seekers.

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