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Indiana Unemployment Rate Down

Good news for Indiana's unemployment rate.

In December the rate dropped .4percent to 6.9 percent.

That is its lowest number since point since October 2008.

Even though the unemployment rate went down there was still a small decline in private-sector employment of 4,800 jobs during the month. For all of 2013, Indiana saw a total increase of 42,600 jobs.

The unemployment rate has fallen from 8.3 percent in December 2012. Indiana's jobless rate ranks 31st in the nation and is slightly higher than the national average of 6.7 percent.

All of the states that surround us are higher, with Ohio's (7.2 percent), Kentucky's (8.0), Michigan's (8.4) and Illinois' (8.6).

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