INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s jobless rate rose in February.
Unemployment statewide hit 4.1 percent, up from 4 percent in January and the first increase in nearly a year.
The increase in the labor force outpaced the increase in employment, resulting in an increase of about 15-hundred in the number of unemployed.
Department of Workforce Development Director Steven Braun said “There are thousands of good paying jobs currently available throughout Indiana. I encourage unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers to visit their local WorkOne Career Center to learn more about training programs and job opportunities in their local community."
The number of manufacturing jobs increased by 4,200 but were partially offset by a decrease of 3,600 jobs in leisure & hospitality.