The unemployment report for St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties is due out on Thursday.
That puts us at 5.4 percent. In fact, worker-wise, Indiana is now just 7,800 private sector jobs shy of the all-time peak of employment, which occurred in March of 2000. Sectors with the most growth in the latest report are Trade, Transportation & Utilities, Professional & Business Services, and Construction.
“Indiana’s sizable gains in the Construction sector in April are definitely a positive indicator of economic growth as we move into the summer months,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Additionally, continuing claims for unemployment insurance remain at their lowest levels in 15 years, which has also been a solidly increasing trend over the past couple years, signifying Hoosiers are returning to work at a substantial rate.”