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Manufacturing Leads Indiana ’10 Job Growth

Thanks in no small part to hirings in the RV industry this year in northern Indiana, job growth in the Hoosier state is receiving national attention. The Wall Street Journal reports the state has experienced the largest percentage increase in jobs over the past year. The 1.9% 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%.

It also indicated private sector employers throughout the state recorded 6,3000 additional jobs in May.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) also says total private sector employment has increased 2.1% since December, with a total gain of 47,900 jobs.

DWD says that accounts of 10% of total U.S. private sector job growth over the past five months. The state is home to approximately 2% of the nation’s population.

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