Indiana mSA’S Unemployment Rate At 4.5% In May

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) increased three-tenths of a percentage point over the month to 4.5 percent in May. Pennsylvania’s rate was 4.0 percent, and the national rate was 3.7 percent. Total nonfarm jobs (not seasonally adjusted) in the Indiana mSA decreased by 800 to 28,300 in May. Jobs in government showed a seasonal decrease of 900 over the month. The decrease in government was all in state government because of the start of summer break. The other eight of the nine published supersectors of the local area were essentially unchanged since April. Over the year, mining, logging, and construction was down by 400 jobs while the other supersectors remained essentially unchanged since May 2022.