<p>In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, photo, a restaurant posts a sign indicating they are hiring, in Miami. The Labor Department releases its weekly report on applications for unemployment benefits on Thursday, Feb. 11. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)</p>
INDIANAPOLIS — Fewer Hoosiers applied for unemployment last month, according to statistics from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Indiana's unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in June and remains lower than the national rate of 3.7%. The report said the state's total labor force, which includes people who are employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.39 million people with a 64.8 percent participation rate.
Indiana had the third-lowest unemployment rate last month in the Midwest, behind Wisconsin (2.9%) and Minnesota (3.3%).
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