Jobless rates edged higher in June from May across several northern Indiana metro areas, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported.
Indiana’s June jobless rate was 2.4%, up from 2.2% in May. The U.S. jobless rate in June was 3.6%, which was unchanged from May.
In the Gary area, the jobless rate was 4.6% in June, up from 3.7% in May, but down from 6.4% in June 2021.
The Michigan City-LaPorte area jobless rate was 4% in June, up from 3.2% in May but down from 5.9% in June 2021.
The June jobless rate in the Elkhart-Goshen area was 2.3% in June, up from 1.8% in May but down from 3.1% in June 2021.
The South Bend-Mishawaka jobless rate in June was 3.7%, up from 2.9% in May, but down from 4.9% in June 2021.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that total non-farm payroll in the U.S. rose by 372,000 in June. Notable job gains were in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality and health care.