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Indiana Unemployment Rate at its Lowest Since November 2000

The Indiana unemployment rate is at its lowest rate since November of 2000 after the release of the January rate this morning.  For January, the rate is 3.1%, down from 3.2% in December, on the strength of an additional 8400 jobs being added in the month.  The rate for Indiana is below that of the United States (3/6%) and is also lower than the contiguous states to Indiana as shown below:

Michigan          3.8% (down 0.1%)

Ohio                  4.1% (no change)

Kentucky            4.3% (no change)

Illinois                3.5% (down 0.2%)