-- Indiana’s unemployment rate edged lower in January from December.
Department of Workforce Development said Monday the rate was 3.5 percent,
down from 3.6 percent in December.
unemployment rate remained below the national rate of 4.0 percent. With the
exception of October 2014, when it was equal to the national rate, the
state’s unemployment rate has been below the U.S. rate for more than five
force had a net increase of more than 7,600 over the previous month, which
was a result of more than 1,500 unemployed residents no longer seeking
employment and an increase of more than 6,000 in residents employed. The
state says Indiana’s total labor force is about 3.4 million.