Since the worst point of the 2009 recession, Indiana has enjoyed a significant rebound, placing it among the top states in the nation in many job growth categories.
From the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
• Over the past year, Indiana’s unemployment rate declined 2.0%, which is the 3rd largest decrease in the nation. Indiana’s decline of 5.1% since July of 2009, the low point of employment in the state, also ranks 3rd in the U.S.
• Indiana’s labor force has grown by nearly 47,000 over the past year.
• Indiana again led the nation in manufacturing job growth over the past year (+13,700), and ranks 9th in rate of growth over the past year (+2.8%).
• The Hoosier State has added the 2nd most manufacturing jobs (+74,900) in the U.S. since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state, at a rate that ranks 3rd in the nation (+17.5%). Indiana continues to have the highest concentration of private sector manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
• Since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana has added 222,900 private sector jobs, which ranks 10th in the nation, at a rate of 9.6%, which ranks 9th in the nation.
• Since the low point of employment in Indiana, our growth in the Professional & Business Services sector (23.7%) ranks 4th in the nation.