Indiana Unemployment Numbers Released

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

Indiana Unemployment Numbers Released

June 20, 2014 Updated Jun 20, 2014 at 1:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- Indiana's unemployment rate continues to hold steady under the national average.

The numbers released from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development indicate that Indiana's unemployment rate for May was 5.7%, more than one-half of a percentage point below the national rate.

4,800 private sector jobs were added in May and the labor force has grown by more than 46,000 in the last year.

Sectors showing gains in May include: Private Educational & Health Services (2,100), Professional & Business Services (1,000), Leisure and Hospitality (800), Construction (800), and Manufacturing (300). The Trade, Transportation & Utilities (-1,100) and Financial Activities (-700) sectors declined in May. Total non-farm employment increased in May (5,000).

Check out the map to see how Indiana compares to other states.

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