Indiana’s unemployment rate continued to fall in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It dropped almost half a percent to reach 4.2 percent for the month.
However the federal agency and economists continue to note that uncertainty in employment caused by COVID-19 could mean the rate is actually a little higher.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports Leisure and Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors added workers in January, while there was a slight decrease in business and financial jobs.
The national unemployment rate remains two percentage points higher than Indiana’s.