July 2018 Employment Data

This just in via email from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. NOTE: the increase of 2,964 in unemployed residents shows 2,964 more people are now seeking jobs – people who gave up looking long ago are now re-entering the job market in earnest with intent to become employed. This is a very strong indicator that the quality and benefits of available jobs has increased enough to attract more workers.

July Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 17, 2018) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.4 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 15,564 over the previous month. This was a result of a 2,964 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 12,600 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.38 million, and the state’s 64.8 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent. Indiana’s labor force growth of 67,519 over the past six months represents the state’s largest six-month increase since 1995 in the state.

In addition, Indiana’s initial unemployment insurance claims continue to be at historical lows.

Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here: http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/infographics/employment-status.asp.


Jobs that teach: Indiana House internship application now open

Indiana district 85 Representative
Dave Heine

This just in from Indiana district 85 representative Dave Heine (house_republicans@subscriptions.iga.in.gov)

House internship application now open

Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2019 legislative session, which begins in January.

The House Republican Internship Program is a unique opportunity to participate in state government and gain valuable hands-on experience.

The paid program at the Indiana Statehouse takes place during the spring semester and gives students the chance to work one-on-one with state legislators. Interns will see firsthand how laws are made, gain important skills for the workforce and have opportunities to network.

Internship positions are open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, graduate students and recent graduates of all majors. Students can apply for internships in a variety of areas, focusing on legislative, communications and media relations, policy or fiscal policy.

Students can also earn academic credit through their college or university. More information about the internship program and the application process can be found at www.indianahouserepublicans.com/internship.

Notes:

Eligibility

Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors; recent college graduates; graduate and law school students are eligible to apply for internships. All majors are welcome to apply – no previous political or government experience is required. Top applicants will demonstrate strong writing and interpersonal skills, project a positive attitude and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits

  • Interns are paired with a member of the House Republican Staff to work directly with an assigned group of state representatives.
  • This is a PAID internship. Interns earn a $750 bi-weekly compensation.
  • Interns may be eligible for academic credit through their college or university.
  • Scholarship opportunities are also available.
  • Numerous networking opportunities with state legislators, state agencies, and private sector organizations.
  • Participation in a weekly speaker series featuring Indiana political leaders.
  • Free parking in downtown Indianapolis across from the Statehouse is provided.

Please watch the videos (A, B, C) from former interns and current staffers to learn how the House Republican Internship Program


June Indiana County, City & MSA Employment Report

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For Immediate Release | 7/23/2018
Contact: Kayli Schroeder
Phone: 317-232-7358
Email: kschroeder@dwd.in.gov  


June Indiana County, City
& MSA Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2018) – Links to June 2018 employment data for Indiana counties, cities and MSA’s are listed below:

Employment Report (LAUS)
Labor Force Estimates for U.S., Indiana, MSAs, Counties, Cities

Ranking of Indiana Counties by Unemployment Rate
Indiana County Map with Unemployment Rates

Jobs Report (CES)
Seasonally-Adjusted Employment Table for Indiana
Non-Seasonally-Adjusted Employment Table for Indiana

Detailed Employment Listing – Statewide & MSAs

EDITOR’S NOTE: Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), sub-state level data are not seasonally adjusted due to sample size. For example, over the course of a year, the size of the labor force, employment and unemployment levels, and other measures of labor market undergo fluctuations due to seasonal events including changes in weather, harvests, major holidays, and school schedules. Therefore, for more accurate comparisons, data should be compared to the same month from prior years, not the previous month, as to better account for non-economic factors.

The July 2018 Indiana Employment Report will be released on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) and the July 2018 Indiana County, City and MSA Employment Report will be released on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT).