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Indiana Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly In July

 8/17/2018 |  Views:377 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
Indiana Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly In July

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its monthly unemployment rate report for the states today, with Indiana reporting a rate of 3.4%, up from the June rate of 3.3%. This July rate remains well below the national rate of 3.9%, and Indiana also has the lowest rate of its contiguous states, with Illinois at 4.2%, Kentucky and Michigan at 4.3%, and Ohio at 4.6%.  Indiana 's labor force had a net increase of 15,564 people over the previous month and has experienced an increase of 67,519 over the past six months.

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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.