Tuesday, June 22 2010
Job growth in Indiana is receiving national attention. The Wall Street Journal reports the state has experienced the largest percentage increase in the nation in jobs over the past year. The 1.9 percent increase is due mainly to an increase in manufacturing jobs.
The article follows last week's release of the state's May unemployment report, which showed Indiana's jobless rate remained at 10 percent.
It also indicated private sector employers throughout the state recorded 6,3000 additional jobs in May.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development also says total private sector employment has increased 2.1 percent since December, with a total gain of 47,900 jobs.
DWD says that accounts of 10 percent of total U.S. private sector job growth over the past five months.