News and Tribune

Clark County

March 18, 2013

Indiana jobless rate jumps, state questions numbers

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana officials are disputing federal numbers showing that the state’s unemployment rate jumped in January.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report shows Indiana’s jobless rate rose to 8.6 percent in January, up from 8.3 percent in December because of a spike in the number of residents who renewed their search for work. The unemployment rate counts residents who are actively seeking work and does not include every resident who is out of work.

The federal report shows Indiana added 8,200 jobs in January while the size of the workforce grew by 14,000. The growth in job seekers was the largest since 1993.

But state Workforce Development Commissioner Scott Sanders says the federal report used a new and inaccurate formula that shows Indiana’s unemployment rate higher than it actually is.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

LOCAL STATISTICS
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.