Pharos-Tribune

Local News

December 22, 2013

Indiana jobless trending down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s unemployment rate has continued its downward trend, falling slightly to 7.3 percent for November.

Figures released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana’s jobless rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point last month.

The new report shows about 230,000 people were looking for jobs last month in Indiana — some 25,000 fewer job seekers than a year ago when the state’s unemployment rate was 8.4 percent.

Indiana gained about 25,000 private-sector jobs in November, with the construction and manufacturing sectors among those adding workers. That was the largest one-month jump in private sector job growth on record for Indiana, according to state officials.

Gov. Mike Pence called the employment report “welcome news” for the state.

“The continued downward trend in unemployment and the significant growth in private sector jobs demonstrate that Indiana’s economy is strong and growing stronger every day,” Pence said in a statement.

The state’s unemployment rate peaked at 10.8 percent in mid-2009, with nearly 350,000 people then looking for jobs. Indiana joblessness declined below 9 percent in late 2010, but had not fallen much more until the last few months.

Indiana’s unemployment rate remains slightly higher than the national rate of 7 percent but is lower than its four neighboring states.

Cass County’s 7.3 non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is one-tenth of one percentage point higher than the state’s non-seasonally adjusted rate of 7.2 percent unemployment.

Pulaski County, at 6.4 percent, has the lowest regional unemployment rate, followed by Carroll County at 6.7 percent and White County at 6.9 percent.

Fulton County’s rate is 7.4 percent. Miami County had 8.7 percent unemployment, while Howard County’s was 7.9 percent.

Parts of the state continue to struggle with high joblessness as 20 of Indiana’s 92 counties still have unemployment rates of 8 percent or higher.

Fayette and Vermillion counties have the state’s highest jobless marks at 9.9 percent each. Lake County, the state’s second-most populous county, is next highest at 9.1 percent.

Area unemployment rates (non-seasonally adjusted) County Rate Cass 7.3 Carroll 6.7 White 6.9 Pulaski 6.4 Fulton 7.4 Miami 8.7 Howard 7.9 Indiana 7.3 (seasonally adjusted) Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Police Blotter: July 22, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    July 22, 2014

  • One dead, one seriously injured in crash on Division Road

    A Logansport man was killed and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday on Division Road.

    July 22, 2014

  • NWS-PT072214 Western Wildfires.jpg Local volunteer to help wildfire victims A Flora resident will be among the volunteers helping those affected by the wildfires in Washington State.Pat Rinehart was scheduled to fly out of Indianapolis International Airport Monday afternoon and join fellow American Red Cross volunteers at th

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-PT072214 Lauren Ray.jpg Logansport graduate makes a go at Hollywood “Instincta,” the latest film by a 2008 Logansport High School graduate, will be screened at the Gen Con Indy Film Festival in Indianapolis in August.It is an action, thriller cop drama short film, starring Logansport native Lauren Zehner Ray, Michael

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • EDU-PT072314 whitley lehr.jpg School's top honor goes to local grad Whitley Lehr chose Indiana University Kokomo because of its excellent School of Nursing. Receiving the campus’ most prestigious scholarships sealed the deal for each of her. The 18-year-old Delphi student called the Herbert Scholarship “a huge blessi

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS-PT072214-Gwin3-BCM Landis Elementary teacher back from China experience Steve Gwin has hundreds of pictures already on his new laptop, just months after buying it. He spent the month of June in China teaching to kids at two schools and chronicled about each adventure.Gwin teaches first grade at Landis Elementary and got

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Four injured when motorcycles collide Four people were injured Sunday when a motorcycle rear-ended another motorcycle. The accident occurred at 4:06 p.m. Sunday on the ramp from U.S. 35 North at U.S. 24, according to Cass County Sheriff Deputy Brad Craven. Riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson,

    July 21, 2014

  • Police Blotter: July 21, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    July 21, 2014

  • NWS-PT072014 Corn2.jpg Bumper crop? Corn farmers hopeful that good weather lasts Several Cass County corn farmers say they may see record-breaking harvests this fall thanks to “perfect” weather during the spring growing and summer pollination periods.“I think it’s going to be one of the best crops we’ve ever harvested,” southern

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • Monticello puts cardboard to the test MONTICELLO — Lori Abbott has been collecting pieces of cardboard for months now, in anticipation of the Monticello Rotary Club Cardboard Boat Regatta.“After work, I go home and work on the boat,” Abbott said.The second annual cardboard boat race is h

    July 21, 2014

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Poll

The Pence administration continues to cut Indiana agency budgets despite a state surplus of $2 billion. Is this wise management of state funds?

Yes
No
Not sure
     View Results
eEdition