Indiana Private Employment Continues Recovery; Manufacturing Showing The Biggest Gain

Aug 25, 2021

More Hoosiers are returning to work ahead of the Sept. 6 scheduled expiration of federal pandemic unemployment insurance benefits, according to July employment data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD).

Indiana’s private employment increased month-over-month by 17,100 jobs and has recovered 96,600 jobs over the year, to bring the state’s total private employment to 2.65 million jobs. Private employment slumped during the COVID-19 pandemic to 2.33 million jobs in April 2020 from a recent high of 2.75 million jobs in February 2020.

Industries showing the most job growth in July include manufacturing (+4,800); trade, transportation, and utilities (+4,500); private educational and health services (+2,800); and professional and business services (+2,700).

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