Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 5.9%

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady At 5.9%

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released their July report and the unemployment rate has held steady.

The Indiana DWD reports the unemployment rate for July was 5.9% even though the state added nearly 10,000 jobs. The department reports the unemployment rate held steady, despite the additional jobs, due to a sizeable increase in the labor force. However, the unemployment rate has decreased from last year's 7.6%.

The Indiana labor force is growing at remarkable rate, reportedly 8 times more than the national average. This means that additional jobs don't have the same impact on the unemployment rate.

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