Despite the fact the unemployment in Indiana is at its lowest rate in nearly 20 years, there are still people out there who can’t find a job.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in February, down from 3.3 percent the previous month.
Officials say Indiana’s labor force—which is composed of both employed and unemployed-but-willing-to-work residents—increased by 2,495 workers from January to February, to 3.31 million. The increase was a result of 2,243 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment and a 4,738 decrease in residents employed.
Indiana’s labor-force participation rate—the percentage of the state’s population that is either employed or actively seeking work—stood at 63.7 percent in February. It remains well ahead of the national rate of 63 percent.
Despite that positive labor news, there are still people who either can’t find work or find the job they want.
Indy Politics spoke with Career Coach Tim Dugger about what those individuals are doing wrong and what they can do right.
You can hear him in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. Each segment runs about eight minutes.