Indiana’s preliminary seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3%, to 8.2% in April. As reported by INside INdiana, the state’s rate is below the national average of 9% and below that of all neighboring states for the third month in a row. Private sector employment decreased by 2,700 in April.
“Indiana is 0.8% below the national rate for the first time since June 2003,” said Mark W. Everson, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. “The state’s rate has steadily decreased over the past year.”
According to the Department of Workforce Development, Elkhart County, the hub for the recreational vehicle industry, followed the trend with a 10.1% unemployment rate compared to 11% in March.
The city of Elkhart dropped from 12.8% unemployment in March to 12.1%. Goshen also saw improvement, declining from 10.8% the month prior to 10.4%.