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June 2011 Indiana Employment Report

July 22, 2011
07/25/11 Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3 percent for June. The U.S. rate rose to 9.2 percent this month. Indiana continues to be significantly below the national average and that of all neighboring states for the fifth month in a row. Private sector employment decreased by 6,200 in June.

“This month, the nation and most of our neighboring states saw an increase in the unemployment rate,” said Mark W. Everson, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “While this month’s news nationally and here in the state is discouraging, it is important to note that over the past year Indiana has seen a 2 percent drop in the unemployment rate from 10.3 percent to 8.3 percent.”

Taking a look locally Marshall County’s rate for June was 9.2% ranked 27th in the state.  In May the county’s rate was 9.1% so there was a slight increase in the unemployment rate. This is the second consecutive month that the rate has increase.  Looking back through the year: Jan. 11.2, Feb. 10.c, Mar. 10.0, Apr. 9.0, May 9.1 and June 9.2.

Other counties around us also saw a rise in their unemployment rates.  Saint Joseph County’s rate rose from 9.5 to 9.9 while Elkhart increased from 10.1 to 10.2.  Starke County’s went up from 10.1 to 10.3 ranking them 5 in the state. Kosciusko county saw an increase from 7.4 to 7.7 and Fulton County rose from 8.4 to 8.6. 

Sectors showing significant employment gains in June include: Private Education and Health Services (1,300) and Financial Activities (900). The Leisure and Hospitality (-3,800), Professional and Business Services (-2,500) and Manufacturing (-1,700) sectors showed significant decline. Total non-farm employment decreased (-5,900) in June.