Indiana Reports Drop in Unemployment Rate

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the second month in a row by 0.2 percent to 8.3 percent. This amounts to the largest two-month drop since early last year.

Indiana was one of only two Midwestern states to experience a decrease in the unemployment rate for the month.

So far this year, claims for unemployment insurance benefits are at their lowest levels since 2000.

Roughly 45,300 private sector jobs have been added over the last year and more than one-third occurred in January. About 9,000 jobs were added in May which was the largest monthly increase since February of 2012.