Indiana jobless rate creeps up to 8.3 percent

The number of unemployed Hoosiers grew slightly last month while remaining well below the national average.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday that 8.3 percent of the state workforce, or about 267,000 people, applied for unemployment benefits in June. That figure was 8.2 percent in May.

The national unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent.

Indiana's unemployment rate peaked at 10.6 percent in June 2009 and has been below double digits since last October.

State officials say private education and health service sectors added 1,300 jobs last month. The hospitality industry shed 3,800 jobs while the manufacturing sector lost 1,700 jobs.

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