INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana added 9,000 private sector jobs in May, according to a report released Friday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
The overall unemployment rate in the state dropped to 8.3 percent -- down from 8.5 percent.
The DWD said Indiana's private sector employment rate is at pre-recession levels (2,516,600) that haven't been seen since July 2008 (2,513,300).
May's addition of 9,000 jobs is the largest single-month increase in more than a year.
According to the DWD's numbers, five sectors added jobs and two sectors showed declines, as follows:
- Trade, transportation and utilities: +4,100
- Leisure and hospitality: +3,300
- Professional and business services: +2,500
- Financial activities: +1,400
- Construction: +400
- Private educational and health services: -1,600
- Manufacturing: -800
For more data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, click here .