INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
Indiana’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.9 percent in June, marking
the state’s first increase in almost two years.
Friday by the state Department of Workforce Development show Indiana’s
jobless mark went up by two-tenths of a percentage point from May. The last
time Indiana recorded rise in the unemployment rate was when it went up
slightly to 8.2 percent in September 2012.
State officials say
Indiana gained 10,000 private sector jobs in June, but that the jobless rate
rose because about 4,000 people rejoined the labor force looking for jobs.
Indiana is below the national mark of 6.1 percent.
The new report
shows about 200,000 people were looking for jobs in Indiana last month.
Western Indiana’s Vermillion County has the state’s highest jobless rate at