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Indiana Unemployment Rate Inches Up in June

 7/20/2018 |  Views:391 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
Indiana Unemployment Rate Inches Up in June

The Indiana unemployment rate for the month of June stands at 3.3%, up slightly from the rate in May of 3.2%.  The Indiana labor force grew by just under 15,000 persons for the month, and the state added 1600 manufacturing jobs.  The Indiana rate is well below the national rate of 4.0%, and is lower than all 4 contiguous states, with Kentucky at 4.2%, Illinois at 4.3%, and Ohio and Michigan at 4.5%.

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Ron Gifford has worked for the Foundation as Special Projects Coordinator since 2008 after a law career of 32 years. In addition to his duties for the Foundation, Mr. Gifford serves as Director of the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning (SCILL) and as a Business Advisor for the Indiana Small Business Development Center, serving businesses and entrepreneurs in both Starke and Pulaski Counties.